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Castrol, bp’s world-class lubricants brand, is headquartered in the northern New Jersey township of Wayne. The Garden State is also home to more than 230 bp-branded retail stations.
New Jersey fast facts

Fast facts

  • The Garden State is home to more than 230 bp-branded retail stations.
  • In 2021, Castrol announced partnerships with the Roush Fenway Racing NASCAR team and the Los Angeles Rams football team to support carbon reduction and offset programs and community cleanups throughout their 2022 seasons.
  • bp and Castrol are creating 100% sustainable fuels for F1 race cars to help the sport become carbon-neutral by 2026.

 

With a robust retail presence, bp’s Helios logo is a familiar sight for New Jersey motorists. We are also a major provider of fuel to the New York/New Jersey metropolitan region, owning a 25% interest in New Jersey’s Carteret terminal through a joint venture with Kinder Morgan, which operates the terminal.

Castrol

 

bp-owned Castrol’s Wayne facility represents the largest concentration of bp workers, about 180, anywhere in the eastern United States. Across New Jersey, bp employees and contractors provide research, testing, marketing and retail services for Castrol products.

 

In September 2023, Castrol opened the Castrol Americas Technology Center in Wayne, a 12,000 square foot, state-of-the-art laboratory used to develop and test engine and driveline oils, industrial lubricants and fluids for electric vehicles. The upgraded lab space – a $7.5M investment by bp – means that Castrol will have its automotive and industrial lubricant technology teams supporting the US, Canada and Latin America all under one roof for the first time.

Innovation for America

 

While it’s rare for products used in motorsport to be commercialized in their entirety, that’s precisely what happened with the Castrol ON EV Thermal fluid, a product now marketed for direct cooling of EV battery cells that helps to reduce the maximum temperature reached during ultra-fast charging. Originally developed for BWT AlpineF1® Team’s cars, Castrol saw how the product could be commercialized for use in some road-going EVs.

Eco-friendly innovation

 

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 turned to Castrol’s Braycote line to keep its Mars InSight lander, tasked with studying the deep interior of the Red Planet, running smoothly.

 

In the wind sector, Castrol is a part of 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.

Giving back to the Garden State

 

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 scientists explore strategies for addressing climate change. The program now includes dozens of researchers actively engaged in international discussions on reducing emissions.

*Vendor spend and number of contracted vendors as of 2022. bp employee figures as of June 30, 2023. Tax paid figures for the year ended December 31, 2022.