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Along with its bpx energy headquarters in Denver, bp supports more than 1,800 jobs in Colorado.
An image of wind turbines overlaid with bp's economic investment fast facts: $100 million+ spent with vendors, 70+ vendors supported, 1,200+ total jobs supported, 280+ bp employees, $1.5 million+ community spend (2016-2020)

Headquartered in Denver, bpx energy – bp’s US onshore oil and gas business – manages world-class assets in the Permian Basin of Texas and the Eagle Ford and Haynesville basins in Texas and Louisiana. In 2023, bpx grew production by 13% year-on-year. bpx is expected to grow to more than 650,000 barrels of oil equivalent per day by 2030 – that’s around double their production in 2022, and around a 10% CAGR from 2022.

 

Fast facts

  • bpx energy engages a number of community partners in Colorado, including donating over $380,000 annually. bpx partners with the City of Denver to help end homelessness, and other philanthropic partners with programs that improve education and the environment.
Renewable energy

Lightsource bp, together with Xcel Energy and EVRAZ North America, celebrated the launch of its new 300-megawatt Bighorn Solar project in Pueblo in 2021. The solar project abates 433,770 metric tons of carbon dioxide per year, the equivalent of taking 92,100 fuel-burning cars off the road – and supports more than 1,000 jobs at EVRAZ’s Pueblo steel mill, the world’s first steel mill to be powered largely by solar energy.
Steel powered by the sun

The project is primarily located on 1,800 acres of land on EVRAZ Rocky Mountain Steel property in Pueblo. It is the largest on-site solar facility in the US dedicated to a single customer, with more than 750,000 solar panels providing nearly all the plant’s annual electricity demand.

 

In October 2021, Lightsource bp and Xcel Energy announced a power purchase agreement for the development of Sun Mountain Solar, a 293 megawatt solar
project also in Pueblo. The project entered commercial operation in December 2022.

 

bp Wind Energy is the operating partner of the Cedar Creek 2 wind farm in Weld County. The 30,000 acre site has 122 turbines with a total capacity to generate about 248 megawatts of wind power. 

bp in the community

Along with donating over $1.6 million since 2018, at the local level, bpx energy supported both the Colorado COVID-19 Relief Fund and the Denver Public Schools Emerging Needs Fund.
*bp employee figures as of June 30, 2023. Community spend includes bp foundation.