bp begins construction on new Texas solar project

The 187-megawatt dc Peacock Solar project will help power a Gulf Coast Growth Ventures petrochemical complex The project is expected to come online in the second half of 2024 At full capacity, Peacock’s renewable power could avoid more than 256,000 metric tons of greenhouse gas emissions each year – equivalent to around 55,000 fuel-burning cars* […]

Kate Thomson appointed as bp interim chief financial officer

bp today announced that Kate Thomson has been appointed interim chief financial officer. Her appointment follows the appointment last week of Murray Auchincloss as bp’s interim chief executive officer. Kate is currently bp’s senior vice president, finance for production & operations, responsible for the financial stewardship of and commercial partnering with the business globally. She […]

Ted Cooper

We sadly announce the death of one of our valued organisers for Home Counties North. Sue has asked me to post his funeral arrangements : Ted’s funeral will be held on Thursday 31 August 2023, at 3.15pm at the Milton Chapel, Chilterns Crematorium, Whielden Lane, Amersham HP7 0ND. The service will be followed by refreshments […]

bp and OMV sign a 10-year LNG supply agreement

  bp and OMV today announced the signing of a long-term sale and purchase agreement (SPA) covering supply of up to 1 million tonnes of liquefied natural gas (LNG) per year for 10 years from 2026. Under the terms of the agreement, bp will provide OMV with LNG from its diverse and global portfolio of […]


Happy Anniversary

If you would like us to publish a significant wedding anniversary (50th, 55th, 60th), please send us details, including your first, or known names, and the town where you live. We offer our congratulations to the following members: Keith and Pat Austin of Gillingham, Kent, 55 years in SeptemberPeter and Ann Briggs of Budleigh Salterton, […]

‘Totters’ turns 100


Our congratulations go to Norman Tottenham-Smith who turned 100 in March. ‘Totters’, as he was affectionately known, now lives in New Hampshire in the US but was a very well-known figure in BP. Our thanks go to John Hussey and Robin Berkeley who kindly provided much of the following information. Norman Tottenham-Smith was born on […]