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BP in the U.S.

For over 150 years, BP has supplied the energy fueling America’s growth. Today, our U.S. operations provide the investment, jobs and products underpinning both American prosperity and its transition to a lower carbon future

BP's commitment to the U.S. dates back 150 years through our heritage companies, Atlantic Refining and Richfield Petroleum. In the 1960s, the two companies merged, forming Atlantic Richfield or ARCO for short. That same decade, Standard Oil of Ohio (Sohio) and BP reached a deal that led to the first oil to flow from the North Slope of Alaska through the Trans-Alaska pipeline in 1977. Ten years later, BP acquired Sohio and made it the cornerstone of a new national operation, BP America. In 1998, Amoco and BP announced their merger, combining their worldwide operations into a single organization. Overnight, the new company became the largest producer of both oil and natural gas in the U.S. Fast-forward to today: BP is leading the way in helping to meet the energy needs both of America and the world.


In 2017, our businesses supported more than 125,000 U.S. jobs and contributed $85 billion to the U.S. economy. BP invests more in the United States than we do in any other country – $115+ billion between 2005 and 2018 – making us one of America’s top producers and refiners of oil and gas. With more than a dozen wind farms across eight states, BP is also one of the largest operators of renewable energy among our peers. And in 2017, a net wind portfolio the size of BP’s helped avoid around 2.3 million metric tons of carbon dioxide emissions.


The numbers tell the story