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Saudi Aramco reports net-income of $110 in its FY2021 results

Saudi Aramco reports net-income of $110 in its FY2021 results

/ Financial News / Tuesday, 22 March 2022 18:30

The Saudi Arabian Oil Company “Aramco” has announced its full-year 2021 financial results, reporting that net income increased 124% to $110.0 billion in 2021, compared to $49.0 billion in 2020. The increase in net income reflects higher crude oil prices, stronger refining and chemicals margins, and the consolidation of SABIC’s full-year results. Aramco declared a fourth quarter dividend of $18.8 billion, to be paid in the first quarter of 2022. Cash flow from operating activities was $139.4 billion compared to $76.1 billion in 2020.

The company also announced its growth strategy, which in its upstream business includes continuing to raise crude oil maximum sustainable capacity (MSC) to 13 million barrels per day (mmbpd) by 2027, and potentially increasing gas production by more than 50% by 2030. In its downstream business, the company plans to expand its liquids to chemicals capacity to up to 4 mmbpd. Aramco also intends to develop a significant hydrogen export capability and become a global leader in carbon capture and storage (CCS).

In addition, the company is targeting investment in renewable energy and nature-based solutions, as it pursues its ambition of achieving net-zero scope 1 and scope 2 greenhouse gas emissions across its wholly-owned operated assets by 2050. This includes an aim to reach near-zero upstream methane emissions by 2030.

Commenting on the results, Aramco president and CEO Amin H. Nasser, said, “Our strong results are a testament to our financial discipline, flexibility through evolving market conditions and steadfast focus on our long-term growth strategy, which targets value growth for our shareholders.

“Although economic conditions have improved considerably, the outlook remains uncertain due to various macro-economic and geopolitical factors. But our investment plan aims to tap into rising long-term demand for reliable, affordable and ever more secure and sustainable energy.

“We recognize that energy security is paramount for billions of people around the world, which is why we continue to make progress on increasing our crude oil production capacity, executing our gas expansion program and increasing our liquids to chemicals capacity.

“We are also investing in CCS, renewables and low-carbon hydrogen production - supporting the global energy transition and advancing our net-zero ambition.”


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