British Petroleum

British multinational oil and gas company

British Petroleum, now called "BP plc", is one of the world's seven biggest oil and gas companies.[1] 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.[2]


  1. Top 10 oil & gas companies
  2. 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