Legal notice

The following sets out the conditions of use of the BP p.l.c. website. Unless specified otherwise, references in this site to "BP" and the "BP Group" shall mean BP p.l.c. and its subsidiaries and affiliates.

Investors section

The price of shares and the income derived from them can go down as well as up and investors may not get back the amount originally invested. Investors should be aware that past performance is not necessarily a guide to future performance.

The information contained in this document concerning taxation is based on BP's understanding of legislation and practice in effect at the time the information was produced. That information may no longer be accurate because of subsequent changes in legislation or changes in interpretation or practice or because the levels or bases of taxation have changed. An investment in BP shares may not be suitable for all investors. You should take independent financial advice before making any investment decision.

None of the services or investments referred to on this site are available or appropriate for sale or use in any jurisdiction where such activity is prohibited. Any persons resident outside the United Kingdom who access this site must first satisfy themselves that they are not subject to any local requirements which prohibit or restrict them from doing so.

Our liability to you

The information contained in this website is not comprehensive. Despite our efforts, it may not be accurate, up to date or applicable to the circumstances of any particular case. We cannot accept any liability for any inaccuracies or omissions (other than for fraudulent misrepresentation) in this website and any decisions you make based on information contained in this website are your sole responsibility. Neither BP p.l.c. nor any of its subsidiaries accept liability for any direct, indirect, special, consequential or other losses or damages of whatsoever kind arising out of access to, or the use of this website or any information contained in it. We are of course happy to discuss with you the implications of any issue raised if you e-mail us at

(1) With respect to U.K. residents and (2) with respect to U.S. residents, no information contained in this website constitutes or would be deemed to constitute an invitation or inducement to invest or otherwise deal in the shares or ADRs of BP or an invitation or inducement by or on behalf of BP or any of its subsidiaries to enter into a contract with you.

Other than in respect of personal information which will be treated in accordance with the BP Privacy Statement that appears in this website, if you provide information to us, you agree that we have unlimited rights to such information and that we may use such information in any way we choose. Such information shall be deemed to be non-confidential.

Forward looking statements

Statements made on or contained in this website or in documents referred to, particularly those regarding capital employed, capital expenditure, cash flows, costs, savings, debt, demand, disposals, dividends, earnings, efficiency, gearing, growth, improvements, investments, margins, performance, prices, production, productivity, profits, reserves, returns, sales, strategy, synergies, tax rates, trends, value, volumes, the effects of BP merger and acquisition activity, are or may be forward looking statements. Such statements reflect the views of BP as of the date made with respect to future events and are subject to risks and uncertainties. Actual results may differ from those expressed in such statements, depending on a variety of factors including future levels of industry product supply; demand and pricing; political stability and economic growth; development and use of new technology; actions of competitors; and natural disasters, wars and acts of terrorism. Additional information, including information on factors that could cause actual results to differ materially from those in the forward looking statements are contained in BP's latest published Annual Report and Accounts, in BP's latest published Annual Report on Form 20F filed with the US Securities and Exchange Commission and other documents filed by BP from time to time with the US Securities and Exchange Commission. BP disclaims any intention or obligation to update forward looking statements.

Cautionary note to US investors

The United States Securities and Exchange Commission permits oil and gas companies, in their filings with the SEC, to disclose only proved reserves that a company has demonstrated by actual production or formation tests to be economically and legally producible under existing economic and operating conditions. We use certain terms on this web site, such as "resources" and "non-proved reserves", that the SEC’s guidelines strictly prohibit us from including in our filings with the SEC. U.S. investors are urged to consider closely the disclosures in our Form 20-F, SEC File No. 1-06262, available from us at 1 St James’s Square, London SW1Y 4PD. You can also obtain this form from the SEC by calling 1-800-SEC-0330.

Ownership of the copyright of this site

The copyright in the contents and any downloads from this website is owned by BP p.l.c. or its subsidiaries unless otherwise stated. All rights reserved. BP p.l.c., 1 St James's Square, London SW1Y 4PD, UK. 

You are responsible for obeying all applicable copyright laws. We permit you to make copies of this website as necessary incidental acts during your viewing of it; and you may take a print for your personal use of so much of the site as is reasonable for private purposes. All other use is strictly prohibited. You may not frame this site nor link to a page other than the home page without our express permission.

Ownership of trademarks

BP, the BP Shield and the Helios mark are trademarks of BP p.l.c., the Amoco Torch and Oval device are trademarks of BP Products North America Inc. and ARCO and the ARCO Spark are trademarks of Atlantic Richfield Company. The owner of the Castrol word and the Castrol logo is Castrol Limited. The owner of the Burmah Castrol logo is BP p.l.c..

Use of any hyperlink

Neither we nor any of our subsidiaries are responsible for the content of any other website, including any website through which you may have gained access to our website or to which you may gain access from our website. We do not accept any liability in connection with any such sites or links.

Where we provide a hyperlink to a third party's website, we do so because we believe in good faith that such a website contains or may contain material which is relevant to that on our website. Such a hyperlink does not signify that BP or its subsidiaries have reviewed or approve of the connected third party's website or its contents - indeed in certain instances a hyperlink may connect you to a third party's website containing views contradictory to those expressed on our website or otherwise held by BP and its subsidiaries.

What law governs this website?

Your use of this website and downloads from it, and the operation of these terms and conditions, shall be governed in accordance with the laws of England and Wales. The English courts shall have exclusive jurisdiction over any dispute arising out of your use of this website.

In the event that any or any part of the terms contained in these terms and conditions shall be determined by any competent authority to be invalid, unlawful or unenforceable to any extent, such term shall to that extent be severed from the remaining terms which shall continue to be valid and enforceable to the fullest extent permitted by law.

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