Who we are

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BP’s history

BP's commitment to the U.S. dates back 150 years through our heritage companies, Atlantic Refining and Richfield Petroleum. In the 1960s, the two companies merged, forming Atlantic Richfield or ARCO for short. That same decade, Standard Oil of Ohio (Sohio) and BP reached a deal that led to the first oil to flow from the North Slope of Alaska through the Trans-Alaska pipeline in 1977. Ten years later, BP acquired Sohio and made it the cornerstone of a new national operation, BP America. In 1998, Amoco and BP announced their merger, combining their worldwide operations into a single organization. Overnight, the new company became the largest producer of both oil and natural gas in the U.S. Fast-forward to today: BP is leading the way in helping to meet the energy needs both of America and the world.

Our values

We care deeply about how we deliver energy to the world. Above everything, that starts with safety and excellence in our operations. Our approach is built on respect, being consistent and having the courage to do the right thing. Everything BP aims to do as a company relies upon the safety of our operations, workforce and the communities around us. We depend upon developing and deploying the best technology, and building long-lasting relationships. We are committed to making a real difference in providing the energy the world needs today, and in the changing world of tomorrow. We work as one team. We are BP.

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