AB Klaipėdos nafta preliminary revenue for the October 2020
AB Klaipėdos nafta (further the Company) reviewed operating segments since the beginning of the second quarter of 2020 and presents revenue disclosures accordingly. The following operating segments of the Company are:
- Oil terminals activity, that includes Klaipėda oil terminal and Subačius oil terminal,
- Regulated LNG activity in Klaipėda and
- Commercial LNG activity, that includes small-scale LNG reloading station in Klaipėda and Business development projects.
The preliminary sales revenue of the Company’s oil terminals for the October 2020 comprised EUR 2.2 million and is lower by EUR 0.4 million or by 15.4 % compared to October of 2019. The preliminary sales revenue of the Company’s oil terminals for the first ten months of 2020 comprised EUR 26.0 million and is in the same level as compared to the same period of 2019.
The preliminary sales revenue of the Company LNG terminal for October 2020 comprised EUR 3.5 million (during the same month of 2019 – EUR 5.9 million). LNG terminal revenue consists of the regasification tariff fixed part (for booked annual capacities), variable part for amount of re-gasified LNG and reloading revenue from regulated activities. The level of Klaipėda LNG terminal revenue (for booked annual capacities) does not depend on regasification volume. Revenue is confirmed by the National Energy Regulatory Council (NERC) based on the approved methodology of State regulated prices in the natural gas sector and is calculated for the whole upcoming year. The preliminary sales revenue of LNG terminal for the first ten months of 2020 decreased by 38.7 % due to the reduction of security supplement of Klaipėda LNG terminal from the 1st January of 2020.
The preliminary sales revenue of the Company’s Commercial LNG activity for the October 2020 comprised EUR 0.2 million. If compared to the respective period last year, the preliminary sales revenue is higher due to Business development projects consultation revenue and increase of small-scale LNG station revenue. The preliminary sales revenue of the Company’s Commercial LNG activity for the first ten months of 2020 comprised EUR 2.2 million.
Total preliminary sales revenue of the Company for the January-October 2020 amount to EUR 64.4 million and is lower by 24.9 % compared to the same period of 2019 - EUR 85.8 million.
Preliminary revenue of the Company, EUR million:
| ||October||January - October|
|Oil terminals activity||2.2||2.6||-15.4%||26.0||26.5||-1.9%|
|LNG terminal activity||3.5||5.9||-40.7%||36.2||59.1||-38.7%|
|Commercial LNG activity||0.2||0.0||100.0%||2.2||0.2||11 times|
Comment by the Company management:
The main factor, which influenced the total Company‘s revenue result in January-October, 2020, was lower revenue of Klaipėda LNG terminal, following from the KN decisions, adopted in 2019, to optimize Klaipėda LNG terminal costs and reduce the cost of LNG terminal infrastructure for consumers, starting from 2020. Due to the implementation of this decision, KN revenue for the ten months period was lower by 22.4 million EUR.
KN’s oil business is affected this year by oil refining margins still at historic lows, geopolitical circumstances, as well as the global coronavirus pandemic, which has reduced demand for oil products worldwide. Due to the mentioned circumstances, a decrease in oil products transhipment is observed, however it is compensated by the increased demand for the long-term storage of oil products. Despite unfavourable market conditions in ten months of 2020 Company ensured preliminary revenues from the operation of oil terminals close to the corresponding period a year ago.
Jonas Lenkšas, Chief Financial Officer, +370 694 80594.