British Petroleum, now called "BP plc", is one of the world's seven biggest oil and gas companies. Its headquarters are in London. The company grew out of the old Anglo-Persian Oil Company, which was founded in 1908. It was privatised by the British government in stages between 1979 and 1987.
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- Meaning, its shares were placed on the open market.
- Bamberg, James H 1994/2000. The history of the British Petroleum Company. vols 2 & 3 of 3 vols, Cambridge University Press. ISBN 9780521785150