PetroVietnam will continue with comprehensive solutions to cope with potential risks to its operation in the remaining months of this year. — VNA/VNS Photo
HÀ NỘI — The Vietnam Oil and Gas Group (PetroVietnam) has reported an oil equivalent output of 7.76 million tonnes in the first eight months of this year, 8.2 per cent higher than the set target.
The group generated more than 14 billion kWh of electricity, equivalent to 96.9 per cent of the target, and produced nearly 1.2 million tonnes of nitrogenous fertiliser, surpassing the target by 4.8 per cent.
Its production of oil and petrol exceeded 8.2 million tonnes, only equivalent to 93.3 percent of the target, largely due to the Dung Quất Oil Refinery being under maintenance.
In August, the group sold crude oil at US$47.5 per barrel, about $2.3 higher than the price in the previous month, but still much lower than the price of $60 set in the yearly plan.
PetroVietnam reported that total revenue in the eight-month period was over VNĐ372 trillion (US$16 billion). The group contributed nearly VNĐ45 trillion to the State budget, while its after-tax profit stood at over VNĐ11 trillion.
The group said it will continue with comprehensive solutions to cope with potential risks to its operation in the remaining months of this year, with a focus on managing production costs and maintaining product quality. — VNS