EBITDA for 2020 amounted to RUB 687.1 billion ($9.2 billion), a decrease of 44.4% compared to 2019.
Besides lower EBITDA, the profit was negatively influenced by non-cash assets impairment and foreign exchange losses.
In 2020, Capex amounted to RUB 495.4 billion ($6.7 billion), which is 10.1% higher than in 2019.
Weaker global economic activity amid the pandemic followed by an unprecedented slump in hydrocarbon demand and prices had a negative impact on operational and financial performance of the Group in the 12 months of 2020 with persisting negative effect in the 1st quarter of 2021.
Due to the OPEC+ agreement, starting from May 1, 2020, Lukoil cut its crude oil production in Russia by approximately 310 000 barrels per day.
Crude oil production was also reduced at certain international projects.
In particular, production at the West Qurna-2 project in Iraq as at the end of 2020 was 90 000 barrels per day lower than the project capacity.
The consequences of the pandemic for the company's operating results in 2020 include:
- crude oil production cut at the company's fields in Russia and certain international projects due to the new OPEC+ agreement
- gas production cut in Uzbekistan due to temporarily lower demand for Uzbek gas from China
- reduction of refinery throughput volumes due to lower refining margins owing to lower demand for refined products;
- lower sales volumes of motor fuels through filling stations because of lower demand