Across New Jersey, more than 250 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 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.
bp is also a major provider of fuel to the New York / New Jersey metropolitan region. The company owns a 25 percent interest in New Jersey’s Carteret terminal through a joint venture with Kinder Morgan, which operates the terminal. With a robust retail presence, bp’s Helios logo remains a familiar sight for New Jersey motorists.
For more than a century, Castrol has pioneered innovative technologies that can be used in extreme environments — from Earth’s deepest oceans to the surface of Mars. In May 2018, NASA once again turned to Castrol's Braycote line to keep its Mars InSight lander, currently studying what’s below the Red Planet’s surface, running smoothly.
Back on Earth, Castrol is offering a growing number of carbon-neutral products, several of which have been accredited through bp’s Advancing Low Carbon program. They include EDGE Bio-Synthetic and Magnatec Bio-Synthetic, which are made with 25 percent sugarcane-derived oil compounds.
Castrol also makes other carbon-neutral engine oils (EDGE Professional), along with carbon-neutral lubricants for the wind industry (Optigear), and carbon-neutral lubricants for the commercial trucking industry (VECTON). Castrol is also a pioneer in the development of e-fluids, advanced coolants and greases designed to enhance the performance of hybrid and fully electric vehicles.
Many Castrol engine oils contain bp’s proprietary S3 additive chemistry, developed at its New Jersey technology center. These advanced lubricants maintain their viscosity while helping improve the cleanliness of today’s high- performance engines.
In the wind sector, Castrol has a joint venture called ONYX InSight, a digital monitoring platform that helps wind farm operators track the condition of turbines, optimize maintenance and reduce operating costs. ONYX InSight has deployed this technology to thousands of turbines across the US wind market.
bp and Castrol employees volunteer time and donate funds to provide meals, clothing and support to Eva’s Village, a food bank and homeless shelter in Paterson, New Jersey. Castrol also donates valuable equipment to Paterson’s St. Joseph’s Regional Medical Center.
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 now includes dozens of researchers actively engaged in national and international discussions on reducing emissions.