International oil giant, Royal Dutch Shell Plc, revealed yesterday that it paid $3.638bn to the Nigerian government last year for its activities in the country, Punch reports.
Nigeria’s revenue from the oil major was the highest out of the 31 countries to which Shell made payments last year.
Shell, in its ‘Report on Payments to Governments for the Year 2016’ released on Monday, said it paid $2.172bn to the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation as production entitlement.
The oil major said $1.18bn was paid to the Federal Inland Revenue Service as taxes, $160.71m and $239,189 to the Department of Petroleum Resources as royalties and fees, respectively, and $125.14m to the Niger Delta Development Commission as fees.
A total of $2.67bn was paid to Malaysia, the second biggest recipient of revenue from Shell, according to the report. Shell said it paid $2.53bn, $1.61bn and $1.07bn to Norway, Iraq and Oman, respectively last year.
It stated that it paid more than $55.6bn in 2016 to governments of Qatar, India, the United Kingdom, the United States and Brazil.
The report, which was prepared in accordance with the UK’s Reports on Payments to Governments Regulations, 2014 (as amended in December 2015), is the second issued by Shell under such regulations.