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 […]

bp helps Formula 1 team with net zero journey

bp has signed an agreement with BWT Alpine F1 Team to support its net zero journey at its site in Enstone, Oxfordshire, where the team designs, develops, manufactures, and builds parts and systems for its Formula 1 cars. The agreement will see bp deploy its state-of-the-art data measurement and analysis tools to comprehensively assess power […]

Plane flies across the Atlantic on sustainable aviation fuel

Sustainable Aviation Fuel

From the dawn of flight, almost all planes have been powered by fossil fuels. A landmark flight has shown how that could change. On 28 November 2023, a Virgin Atlantic Boeing 787 Dreamliner took off from London’s Heathrow Airport to JFK Airport in New York. In almost every way it was similar to the tens […]

United Kingdom: Production begins from North Sea Seagull field

Clever engineering has helped bp to access new resources under the sea and breathe new life into an existing oil and gas facility. In November bp successfully started production from the Seagull oil and gas field in the UK North Sea, boosting energy supplies, supporting the supply chain and underpinning continued production from an offshore […]

US: bp boosts EV charging network in US

In October bp announced a deal in which bp pulse, bp’s EV charging business, will acquire ultra-fast charging hardware units from Tesla for $100 million. The investment will facilitate the expansion of the bp pulse public network across the US, while also enabling support for EV fleet customers by deploying chargers at their private depots. […]