The energy future

Today’s challenge is to manage and meet growing worldwide demand for energy while addressing climate change and other environmental and social issues

Our progress in 2014

What we said we would do Where we are today
Help meet the growing energy demand through a diverse mix of fuels and technologies Completed the expansion of our ethanol production capacity at our Tropical facility, making it one of the largest mills in Brazil
Continue to engage with our stakeholders on climate change World Bank carbon pricing statement endorsed
Further improve fuel efficiency through the use of our branded fuels and engine oils 15% reduction in friction through the use of  new Castrol EDGE engine oil means improved fuel economy

What we plan to do next
Increase the proportion of natural gas in our production portfolio over the next decade
Work with our partners to enhance how we manage emissions at our oil sands facilities
Expand the use of technology to monitor conditions in our deepwater wells to more of our rigs worldwide

In this section

Traditional boats and city skyline, Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates

Energy and natural resources

We are examining the complex relationships between natural resources and the supply and use of energy

The Jack Ryan drillship in Block 31 Angola, Africa

Deepwater oil and gas

How we are using technology to extract oil and gas resources from deepwater environments safely and efficiently

Sugar cane harvesting, Minas Gerais State, Brazil


BP is focused on investing in low-cost, low-carbon biofuels

The Alaska-class tanker Alaskan Explorer, Alaska

The Arctic

BP operates nine onshore oilfields in Alaska

The Khazzan Project, Oman

Unconventional gas

Natural gas resources play an increasingly important role in supplying lower-carbon fuel for a growing energy demand

An engineer at the Sunrise Energy Project in Alberta, Canada

Oil sands

We are investing in the exploration and production of Canada’s oil sands through a portfolio of high-quality assets

Data analysis

HSE charting tool

HSE charting tool

Featured case studies

Graphic from modelling tool, showing people walking in front of city skyline

Water management

The Sunrise Energy Project in Alberta, Canada

Heavy oil recovery