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  • 25 November 2019 Lightsource BP pioneers UK’s first night-time solar service
    Lightsource BP, one of the global leaders in the funding, development and long-term operation of solar projects, has become the first company in the UK to provide a reactive power service from a solar plant at night.
  • 18 November 2019 BP Chargemaster public charging points powering up to 1.5 ‎million electric miles a week
    Public charging points operated in the UK by BP Chargemaster are now regularly ‎supplying more than 60 MWh (60,000 kWh) of energy per day, equating to around 1.5 ‎million miles per week of driving by electric cars.
  • 23 October 2019 The OGTC launches third year of TechX accelerator with Equinor strategic partnership
    The Oil & Gas Technology Centre’s (OGTC) has officially launched the third year of its award-winning accelerator programme, TechX, with the announcement of new industry partner, Equinor
  • 2 October 2019 New BP Ultimate STEM Challenge asks students to design a piece of wearable tech
    Since 1968 BP has been investing in STEM education in the UK. We have engaged young people in science and engineering by linking the curriculum to careers and inspiring students to take on the challenges of invention and creativity. This year the Ultimate STEM Challenge is inviting young people to get creative and design a new piece of wearable technology that will improve lives in the future. Wearable tech is all around us – from smartwatches to robotic prosthetics, the possibilities are endless, and we are looking for the next big thing!
  • 10 September 2019 BP North Sea deploys Mars technology in world-first methane monitoring project
    BP’s North Sea business has successfully executed a groundbreaking pilot project testing innovative ways of remotely monitoring methane emissions on its offshore assets. The pilot, which combined highly advanced sensor technology originally designed by NASA for the Mars Curiosity Rover with a fixed-wing remote piloted air system (RPAS), or drone, broke the UK’s record for the longest commercial drone flight and demonstrates the feasibility of this unique approach to monitoring methane.
  • 15 August 2019 BP Chargemaster continues to grow, rolling out ultra-fast charging on BP forecourts across the UK
    BP Chargemaster, the UK’s leading electric vehicle charging company, this week powered up its first 150kW ultra-fast electric vehicle (EV) chargers on a BP retail site, the first in a planned network of ultra-fast charging infrastructure stretching across the UK.
  • 19 July 2019 BP working with Student Energy youth leaders for COP26
    BP is working with Student Energy to create meaningful opportunities for young people to have a seat at the table where their futures are being decided
  • 15 July 2019 BP named a Stonewall top employer for third year in a row
    BP is one of fourteen organizations recognized globally by Stonewall and BP’s Pride business resource group - who support lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT+) employees - have worked to establish a safe, inclusive work environment where employees can bring their whole selves to work.
  • 8 July 2019 Why we fund the arts
    BP believes that access to arts and culture helps to build a more inspired and creative society. We see support for the arts as part of our wider contribution to UK society, including STEM education initiatives and building local capability.
  • 25 June 2019 Free culture on your doorstep with BP Big Screens
    Free culture on your doorstep - from Aberdeen to the Isle of Wight - enjoy the best of British culture, free this summer with BP Big Screens
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