BP plc is one of the world’s largest international energy companies. We are a global company, with
headquarters in the UK, and the largest producer of oil and gas in the US. Our main activities are the
exploration and production of crude oil and natural gas; refining, marketing, supply and transportation; and the manufacturing and marketing of petrochemicals.
We have a growing activity in gas, power and renewables. BP has well-established operations in the Middle East, Europe, North and South America, Australasia and Africa. Each day we produce over three million barrels of oil equivalent, of which about 60 per cent is oil.
Downstream we transport, refine and market our products in more than 100 countries. We own
refineries throughout the world. Each day we sell and trade more than six million barrels of refined
products including gasoline, distillates and fuel oil. We own or operate over 25,000 miles of pipeline and also control an international tanker fleet. In our retail operations we operate almost 30,000 outlets.
In petrochemicals we produce a wide range of products and rate as the third largest company with strong
positions in North America, Europe and Asia. We hold leading positions in a number of core products
including polyethylene, acetic acid and polypropylene.
Leading the industry’s consolidation in the 1990s, we have grown through a number of mergers and acquisitions. Together these have brought about a remarkable transformation. Our performance and socially responsible culture has built an organisation that has enormous scale and reach, with an enviable track record of delivery to its customers.
How we are organised
Our business is organised into four major stream segments:
- Exploration & production
- Gas, power & renewables
- Refining & marketing
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