||First quarter 2022||Fourth quarter 2021||First quarter 2021|
|Profit (loss) for the period attributable to bp shareholders||(20,384)||2,326||4,667|
|Inventory holding (gains) losses*, net of tax||(2,664)||(358)||(1,342)|
|Replacement cost (RC) profit (loss)*||(23,048)||1,968||3,325|
|Net (favourable) adverse impact of adjusting items*, net of tax||29,293||2,097||(695)|
|Underlying RC profit*||6,245||4,065||2,630|
|Operating cash flow*||8,210||6,116||6,109|
|Divestment and other proceeds(a)||1,181||2,265||4,839|
|Surplus cash flow*||4,089||2,993||1,687|
|Net issue (repurchase) of shares||(1,592)||(1,725)||–|
|Announced dividend per ordinary share (cents per share)||5.46||5.46||5.25|
|Underlying RC profit per ordinary share* (cents)||32.00||20.53||12.95|
|Underlying RC profit per ADS* (dollars)||1.92||1.23||0.78|
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