The northern New Jersey township of Wayne serves as the Western Hemisphere headquarters of Castrol, BP’s world-class lubricants brand.
In New Jersey as a whole, nearly 300 BP employees and contractors provide research, testing, marketing and retail services for Castrol products.
The three-story building in Wayne where employees now work first opened in 1986, after Castrol moved its regional headquarters out of New York City. BP acquired Castrol in 2000 and has expanded the Wayne facility to keep up with the growth of the business. Today, it represents the largest concentration of BP workers anywhere in the eastern United States.
In addition to their day jobs, BP and Castrol employees volunteer time and donate funds to provide meals, clothing and support to a food bank and homeless shelter called Eva’s Village, which is located in nearby Paterson. Elsewhere in Paterson, Castrol donates valuable equipment to St. Joseph’s Regional Medical Center.
Beyond its Castrol business, BP owns a 25 percent interest in New Jersey’s Carteret terminal through a joint venture with Kinder Morgan, which operates the terminal. Located in the New York Harbor area, the terminal provides fuel products to the entire New York/New Jersey metropolitan region.
BP also has a longstanding partnership with Princeton University’s Carbon Mitigation Initiative (CMI). Since 2000, BP’s support for the CMI program has helped top scientists explore strategies for addressing global climate change. The program has grown to include more than 60 researchers actively engaged in national and international discussions of how to reduce emissions.
* Vendor figures for the year ended December 31, 2016. BP jobs figures as of June 30, 2017.