Council news

The society’s council held its first meeting of 2024 on 22 February in London. Two of the key discussions centred on the website and a project looking at options for the future of the bp society. Website update Dominic Emery, deputy chair, reported on the website update. The site went live after the annual general […]

Your summer party invitation

Following the success of last year’s summer party revival, the society is holding another of its summer get-togethers. For 2024, the party is on 18 July and the venue is the Atrium at bp’s St James’s Square offices in London, SW1Y 4PD. We hope you can join us. This is a great opportunity to catch-up […]

bp helios fund

A lot of information has been provided to bp pensioners about the bp helios fund in the last six months. Much of this information related to the offer of a one-off cost-of-living assistance grant. However, it’s important to remember that the bp helios fund (formerly the bp benevolent fund) is available at any time if […]

Could you be the next editor of bps news?

As you may have read in my editorial on page 2 of bps news, I have decided to stand down as your newsletter editor after five years in the role and I’m looking for someone to take over from me. I believe I’m leaving the newsletter in a good shape – the design and layout […]

Murray Auchincloss confirmed as bp CEO

On 17 January bp announced that the bp board had appointed Murray Auchincloss as bp chief executive officer (CEO) with immediate effect. He had been interim CEO since September 2023.  Murray’s appointment was made following a robust and competitive search process, carried out by the board over the previous four months with support from international search […]

Kate Thomson confirmed as bp CFO

On 2 February the board of bp announced that Kate Thomson had been appointed bp chief financial officer (CFO) and would join bp’s board, both with immediate effect. Kate had been interim CFO since September 2023. Helge Lund, bp chair, commented: “I am delighted to confirm Kate’s appointment as CFO and welcome her to the […]

It’s reports season

On 8 March bp published its Annual Report 2023 and Net Zero Ambition Progress Update and a week later came its Sustainability Report 2023. We would likely need a dozen more pages to even summarise the reports here, so it’s best that those who want to read all the details can do so at […]

United Kingdom: bp pulse acquires one of Europe’s largest truck stops

Photo: Aerial shot of Ashford International Truckstop in Kent. bp pulse, bp’s electric vehicle charging brand, has acquired the freehold of one of the largest truck stops in Europe, Ashford International Truckstop in Kent, as part of its drive to support HGV fleets as they electrify. Strategically located off Junction 10 and 10a of the […]

Mauritania and Senegal: FLNG vessel arrives for GTA LNG project

Photo: The FLNG vessel, Gimi. The floating liquefied natural gas (FLNG) vessel that is a core component of the Greater Tortue Ahmeyim (GTA) LNG project has arrived at its destination on the Mauritania and Senegal maritime border. The FLNG vessel, Gimi, is at the heart of the GTA Phase 1 development, operated by bp with […]