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  • 22 June 2018
    BP launches six-month pilot programme with carpooling start-up SPLT

    We Brits love our cars. So much so that, according to the RAC, almost 60% of the working population of England and Wales drives to work. Meanwhile, Department of Transport figures show that average occupancy is just 1.55 people per car. For every mile of motorway in Great Britain, there are 95 miles that weren’t originally built for motorised forms of transport – it’s no wonder traffic congestion and air pollution are on the rise

  • 19 June 2018
    The BP exhibition - I am Ashurbanipal: king of the world, king of Assyria

    This autumn, discover the world of ancient Assyria through the life and legacy of its last great ruler, King Ashurbanipal. The BP exhibition I am Ashurbanipal: king of the world, king of Assyria will transport you back to ancient Iraq in the 7th century BC, when Ashurbanipal became the most powerful person on earth. From his capital at Nineveh, he ruled a vast and diverse empire, shaping the lives of peoples from the shores of the eastern Mediterranean to the mountains of western Iran.

  • 11 June 2018
    Portrait of Artist’s Mother Wins BP Portrait Award 2018

    The winner of the BP Portrait Award 2018 was announced this evening at the National Portrait Gallery, London. The prestigious first prize - in the 29th year of BP’s sponsorship of the competition - was won by London based artist, Miriam Escofet for An Angel at my Table, a portrait of her mother drinking tea

  • 4 June 2018
    BP becomes a Social Mobility Pledge accredited employer

    BP is committed to improving social mobility, and is delighted to sign the Social Mobility Pledge along with a range of other organisations

  • 23 May 2018
    BP success in 30th Offshore Licensing Round

    BP has been awarded seven licences, five as operator and two as partner, in the 30th Offshore Licensing Round, announced by the Oil and Gas Authority (OGA) today

  • 21 May 2018
    BP pledges support for ‘Time to Change’ mental health campaign

    As part of BP’s commitment to change how mental health is viewed in our workplace and support employees who may be facing problems, we are delighted to sign the Time to Change employer pledge

  • 10 April 2018
    BP commits to two new North Sea developments

    BP today announced that it has committed to two new North Sea developments which are expected to produce 30,000 barrels gross of oil equivalent a day at peak production

  • 9 April 2018
    National Portrait Gallery announces shortlist for BP Portrait Award 2018

    Four artists have been shortlisted for the BP Portrait Award 2018 at the National Portrait Gallery, London, which will be presented on 11 June 2018, it was announced today, Monday 9 April 2018

  • 9 April 2018
    BP trials World's first self-checkout for fuel and food

    When customers visit our stores, they are on many different missions. Some simply need fuel, some need a Wild Bean coffee to re-energise them and some need to do a whole shop from our branded and M&S Simply Food offer

  • 28 March 2018
    BP graduate to compete at the Commonwealth Games

    2018 looks set to be an exciting year for BP graduate Mairi Drummond as she heads off to Australia to compete in this year’s Commonwealth Games. Mairi will represent Scotland in the women's hockey squad, and this year the team hope to produce Scotland's highest ever finish at the games. From everyone at BP - good luck Mairi!

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