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BP’s strengths are in exploration and discovery, deepwater, giant fields and gas supply chains and a high–quality downstream business – all supported by leading–edge technology. Today, the energy BP produces not only keeps America moving but it also helps drive the American economy
Employee checking equipment
Na Kika platform


BP’s upstream operating segment includes production from Prudhoe Bay area in Alaska and four production platforms in deepwater Gulf of Mexico. In 2017, BP produced 712,000 barrels of oil equivalent (boe/d) per day, making the company one of America's largest oil and natural gas producers. BP’s onshore natural gas production occurs primarily in the western and southern United States.


BP’s downstream operating segment is made up of three refineries: Cherry Point, Wash.; Toledo, Ohio; and Whiting, Ind. In addition, BP owns two petrochemical sites in Cooper River, S.C. and Texas City, Texas.

Cooper River pipework

Fuels and lubricants

As a major gasoline marketer in the U.S., BP offers high-quality fuels on which American consumers have come to rely. Every day, BP sells 50 million gallons to our valued consumers via more than 7,200 BP-branded retail locations across the United States.