11 felony counts of manslaughter, two misdemeanors, and a felony count of lying to Congress and agreed to four years of government monitoring of its safety practices and ethics. BP also paid $525 million to settle civil charges by the Securities and Exchange Commission that it to periodically inspect pressure piping systems.[344][345] In 2008, BP and several other major oil refiners agreed to pay $422 million to settle a class-action lawsuit stemming from water contamination tied to the gasoline additive MTBE, a chemical that was once a key gasoline ingredient. Leaked from storage tanks, MTBE has been found in several water systems across the United States. to allegations of greenwashing by Greenpeace,[268] Mother Jones[269] and energy analyst and activist Antonia Juhasz,[270] among others.[271] Lightsource BP increased its presence into five new countries in 2018, doubling the number of countries since December 2017.[272][273] Helge Lund succeeded Carl-Henric Svanberg on 1 January 2019 at all levels of the BP Corporation" and said management failures could be traced from Texas to London.[355] The company pleaded guilty to a felony violation of the Clean Air Act, was fined $50 million, the largest ever assessed under the Clean Air Act, and sentenced to three years probation.[359] On 30 October 2009, the US Occupational Safety among the California Attorney General's Office and several district attorney's offices across the state.[398] The Deepwater Horizon oil spill was a major industrial accident on the Gulf of Mexico, which killed 11 people and injured 16 others, leaked about 4.9 million barrels (210 million US gal; 780,000 m3) consensus on climate change, which Pew Center on Global Climate Change president Eileen Caussen then described as a transformative moment on the issue.[324] In September 1999, one of BP's US subsidiaries, BP Exploration Alaska (BPXA), pleaded guilty to criminal charges felony manslaughter, two misdemeanors, one felony count of lying to Congress, and agreed to pay more than $4.5 billion in fines and penalties, the largest criminal resolution in US history.[17][18][19] On 2 July 2015, BP and five states announced an $18.7 billion settlement to be used for Clean Water Act penalties and various claims.[20] In an effective worldwide embargo of Iranian oil. The British government, which owned the AIOC, contested the nationalisation at the International Court of Justice at The Hague, but its complaint was dismissed.[45] Prime Minister Churchill asked President Eisenhower for help in overthrowing Mossadeq. The anti-Mossadeq plan was orchestrated under the code-name 'Operation Ajax' by CIA, and 'Operation Boot' by oil with plus or minus 10% uncertainty,[400] which makes it the largest accidental marine oil spill in the history of the petroleum industry,[15][401] and cost to the company more than $65 billion of cleanup costs, charges and penalties.[402][403] On 20 April 2010, the semi-submersible exploratory offshore drilling rig Deepwater Horizon located in the Macondo Prospect an amicable settlement of the dispute in relation to the Ocensa pipeline has been reached, with no admissions of liability." The company was accused of benefiting from a regime of terror carried out by Colombian government paramilitaries to protect the 450-mile (720 km) Ocensa pipeline; BP said throughout that it has BP America in the United States. In Russia, BP owns a see us in the U.S. as BP or Amoco stations, delivering you quality fuels. Find your nearest station using your address and zip code. The world is looking for us to continue providing energy to fuel economic growth and improve lives – but in new ways, with fewer emissions. At BP, we world, and why constructive dialogue is essential The company has established a firm footprint in Brazil by BP Upstream's activities include exploring for new oil and natural gas resources, developing access to such resources, and producing, transporting, storing and processing oil and natural gas.[234][235] The activities in this area of operations take place in 25 countries worldwide. In 2018, BP produced around 3.7 million barrels per day (590×10^3 m3/d) of oil equivalent,[236] of which 2.191 million barrels per day (348.3×10^3 m3/d) were liquids and 8.659 billion cubic BP Careers Cookie notification Careers Professionals Graduate life At BP, you’ll enjoy an inclusive work environment and the career development opportunities only a global company can offer Find out what makes BP a great place to start your career Search all jobs Working at BP Professionals Application support Students and graduates in Germany. In the United States shares are traded in US$ on the New York Stock Exchange in the form of American depository shares (ADS). One ADS represents six ordinary shares.[278] Following the United States Federal Trade Commission's approval of the BP-Amoco merger in 1998, Amoco's stock was removed from Standard & Poor's 500 and was Statoil Fuel & Retail sold its aviation fuel business to BP. To ensure the approval of competition authorities, BP agreed to sell Corporation and was flying the flag of Liberia, a well-known flag of convenience, but was being chartered by British Petroleum.[56] The ship was bombed by RAF jet bombers in an effort to break up the ship and burn off emphasis from Lord Browne's focus on alternative energy, announcing that safety would henceforth be the company's "number one priority".[99] In 2007, BP formed with AB Sugar and DuPont a joint venture Vivergo Fuels which opened a bioethanol plant in Saltend near Hull, United Kingdom in to help the world keep advancing. 0:34 BP America Copyright © 2016-2019 Connect with us on: United States Useful links Find a gas station We see possibilities everywhere Latest press releases Features and articles Global news and publications Site traffic information and cookies What does safety look like at BP? What we do Energy Outlook 2019 BP Statistical Review of World Energy 2019 Sustainability Report 2018 We In 2011, BP spent a total of $8,430,000 on lobbying and had 47 registered lobbyists.[461] The US Justice Department and the Commodity Futures Trading Commission filed charges against BP Products North America Inc. (subsidiary of BP plc) and several BP traders, alleging they conspired to raise the price of propane 1908 a group of British geologists discovered a large amount of oil at Masjid-i-Suleiman located in the province of Khuzestan. It was the first commercially significant find of oil in the Middle East. William Knox D'Arcy, by contract with Ali-Qoli Khan Bakhtiari, obtained permission to explore for oil for the first time in the Middle East,[21] an inspect the 35 kilometres (22 mi) of pipelines in Prudhoe Bay using "smart pigs".[378] In late July 2006, the "smart pigs" monitoring the pipelines found 16 places where corrosion had thinned pipeline walls. A BP crew sent to inspect the pipe in early August discovered a leak and small spill,[378][379] following which, BP announced that the eastern portion of the Alaskan field would be shut down for Coast Air Quality Management District (AQMD) filed a complaint against BP/ARCO, seeking $319 million in penalties for thousands 2005, the Texas City Refinery, one of the of Iraq's oil reserves estimated at 143.1 billion barrels (22.75×10^9 m3).[102][103] In June 2010, the BP/CNPC consortium took over development of the field,[104][105] which was the epicentre of the 1990 Gulf war.[106][107] On 1 October 2010, Bob Dudley replaced Tony Hayward as the company's CEO after the Deepwater Horizon oil spill.[108] After the oil spill BP announced a divestment program to sell about $38 billion BP refineries in Ohio and Texas accounted for 97 percent of "egregious, willful" violations handed out to a large range of BP oils, greases and similar products for most lubrication applications.[250] BP was the first of supermajors expanding its focus on energy sources other than fossil fuels.[251] It established an alternative and low carbon energy business in 2005, with plans to invest $8 billion over a 10-year period into renewable energy sources including solar, wind, and (MI6). The CIA and the British helped stage a coup in August 1953, the 1953 Iranian coup d'état, which established pro-Western general Fazlollah Zahedi as the new PM, and greatly strengthened the political power of Shah Mohammad Reza Pahlavi. The AIOC was able to return to Iran.[46] In 1954, the AIOC became the British Petroleum Company. After the 1953 Iranian coup d'état, Iranian Oil Participants Ltd (IOP), a holding and tourism.[408] As of 2015[update], the fishing industry continued to struggle.[409] A 2013 study in the Journal of Travel Research found that the hotel industry weathered the spill better than the vacation rental industry, and that the