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BP 

“Market Cap $148.81 B As of May 2014

At a Glance
  • Industry: Oil & Gas Operations
  • Founded: 1909
  • Country: United Kingdom
  • CEO: Robert Dudley
  • Website: www.bp.com
  • Employees: 83,900
  • Sales: $379.2 B
  • Headquarters: London
Forbes Lists

#17 Global 2000

  • #5 in Sales
  • #12 in Profit
  • #103 in Assets
  • #37 in Market value
Profile

BP Plc is an integrated oil and gas company that provides customers with fuel for transportation, energy for heat and light, lubricants to keep engines moving, and the petrochemicals products used to make everyday items as diverse as paints, clothes and packaging. It operates through two segments: Upstream and Downstream. The Upstream segment markets and trades natural gas, including liquefied natural gas, power and natural gas liquids and is responsible for its activities in oil and natural gas exploration, field development and production, and midstream transportation, storage and processing. The Downstream segment is responsible for the refining, manufacturing, marketing, transportation, and supply and trading of crude oil, petroleum, petrochemicals products and related services to wholesale and retail customers. The company was founded by William Knox D’Arcy on April 14, 1909 and is headquartered in London, the United Kingdom.

“History of BP

The BP story, from first oil to tomorrow’s energies

Our history is full of discoveries, starting in 1908 with oil found in a rugged part of Persia after a long and difficult search. Since then, discoveries large and small (and sometimes just in the nick of time) have fuelled our progress.

In our story, you may make a few discoveries of your own. Winston Churchill gives a rousing speech. The Smurfs cause a traffic jam. Our employees help construct a giant spool, build the world’s largest deepwater pipeline and bring solar power to remote villages in the Philippines.”

*Information from Forbes.com and Bp.com

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