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A Massive Player in Oil

British Petroleum, or BP for short, is one of the world's largest oil and gas companies and has played a crucial role in powering the global economy for over a century. Known for its extensive operations in all areas of the oil and gas industry, BP is a multinational giant that is one of the cornerstones of global energy production. The company is often included in the list of “supermajors” within its industry, and their reach and influence is vast.

Over 100 Years in the Industry

BP's journey started in 1908 when the first large oil field was discovered in Persia (modern-day Iran). Originally known as the Anglo-Persian Oil Company, the company's history is deeply intertwined with the development of the global oil industry. Over the years, BP has survived many tumultuous events, including two World Wars and the nationalization of its assets in several countries during the 70s. Despite these challenges, the company has continued to grow and expand, shaping and adapting to the evolving global energy landscape and various political and regulatory realities.

Not Just Oil and Gas

BP's business operations span the entire oil and gas industry. The company is involved in the exploration and production of oil and gas and the refining of said products. They’re also active in distribution and marketing, petrochemical production, and power generation. BP also has a growing presence in the renewable energy sector, with investments in biofuels, wind power, solar energy, and carbon capture technologies. BP is one of the largest oil and gas companies in the world and competes on the global stage against names like ExxonMobil, Shell, Chevron, and others.

A Vast Network of Gas Stations

BP's retail operations are a key aspect of its global business model, bringing its products and services directly to the consumer. Currently, the company operates over 18,500 service stations worldwide, and some of these are operated in partnership with well-known fast-food franchises. These locations offer more than just fuel services; they often include convenience stores providing groceries, fast food, car care products, and other retail items, catering to a wide range of consumer needs. Notably, many of BP's retail locations are equipped to support the growing demand for sustainable energy, with features like solar panels and electric vehicle charging stations.