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BP has won approval to build a 159MW combined heat and power plant at Kinneil in Grangemouth, with the creation of an unspecified number of jobs.
29-Mar-2016


BP is to invest £670m in its North Sea oil assets, and hopes to secure the Eastern Trough Area Project until at least 2030.
06-Aug-2015


BP is to create 100 new jobs at the Sullom Voe oil terminal in Shetland, as part of a £600m investment programme.
22-Apr-2014


BP is planning to set up a 110,000 sq ft equipment warehouse and office at the D2 Business Park in Aberdeen.
14-Oct-2013


BP is looking to create a further 500 jobs at Sullom Voe in Shetland over the new few years, as part of a £500m investment in oil and gas processing.
01-Jul-2013


BP is investing £330m in a drilling programme in the Clair oil field west of Shetland, as part of a consortium with Shell, ConocoPhillips and Chevron.
28-Mar-2013


BP is to set up a 130,000 sq ft office at Bedfont Lakes in Heathrow in 2014.
07-Feb-2013


BP has sold three North Sea oil and gasfields to TAQA of Abu Dhabi for about £814m.
29-Nov-2012


BP has sold its Bristol-based network of 13 LPG distribution depots to DCC for £40m, with the transfer of 116 staff.
09-Aug-2012


BP is to invest £60m in a new International Centre for Advanced Materials at the University of Manchester over the next ten years, with the creation of more than 100 jobs.
07-Aug-2012


BP has sold some gas assets in the North Sea to Perenco of France for £250m, including 200 staff, platforms off the Yorkshire coast and a terminal at Dimlington.
28-Mar-2012


BP is said to be seeking a suitable location in the Staines area for a new 180,000 sq ft office, in order to relocate staff from Stockley Park.
09-Jan-2012


BP has unveiled plans for a £4.5bn investment in the development of the Clair oilfield off Shetland, as part of a North Sea expansion programme that will create up to 3,000 jobs.
17-Oct-2011


BP is to set up a new 70,000 sq ft office for its refining and marketing departments at Bedfont Lakes near Heathrow.
26-Sep-2011


BP is reported to be looking to relocate its refining and marketing staff from Sunbury to a new 80,000 sq ft office in west London.
12-Sep-2011


BP is to invest £700m in the development of the Kinnoull oilfield in the North Sea, with the creation of more than 1,000 jobs.
07-Sep-2011


BP is to invest £3bn in the redevelopment of the Schiehallion and Loyal oilfields to the west of the Shetland Islands, which will create hundreds of jobs.
14-Jul-2011


BP is to sell the Wytch Farm oilfield in Dorset to Perenco, as part of a £370m deal that also includes the Wareham, Beacon and Kimmeridge fields.
19-May-2011


BP has unveiled plans to invest £1bn a year in the North Sea, in order to maintain oil production levels until 2020 and secure the future of more than 3,000 jobs.
04-Mar-2010


BP is considering plans to open up to 50 standalone Wild Bean Cafes by the end of next year, having just opened the first at Portsmouth's Continental Ferry Port.
15-Jul-2008


BP has announced plans to invest £280m in biofuels, including the development of two ethanol refineries in Brazil in partnership with Grupo Maeda and Santelisa Vale.
28-Apr-2008


BP has won approval to build a new £50m gas processing plant at the Sullom Voe oil terminal in Shetland by summer 2010.
07-Apr-2008


BP has confirmed plans to start relocating 1,000 staff to its new offices in Aberdeen during the first quarter of 2008.
13-Aug-2007


BP is to relocate its BP Alternative Energy business to a 40,000 sq ft office at County Hall in London SE1.
23-Jul-2007


BP is to invest £56m in a joint venture with D1 Oils, in order to develop biodiesel crops such as jatropha.
02-Jul-2007


BP is linking up with Associated British Foods and DuPont to build a £200m biofuels plant at Saltend, Hull, by 2009, with the creation of up to 85 jobs.
27-Jun-2007


BP is to sell its Coryton refinery in Essex, which employs 540 staff and about 500 contractors, to Petroplus Holdings of Switzerland for about £700m.
02-Feb-2007


BP is planning to develop a nationwide network of 150 franchised BP Connect and Wild Bean Cafe outlets by 2010, to add to the existing 170 company-owned sites.
15-Nov-2006


BP is in negotiations to set up three new offices in the Thames Valley, including 60,000 sq ft in Swindon, 73,000 sq ft in Stockley Park and 90,000 sq ft in Staines.
28-Aug-2006


BP Retail is looking to open a further 20 franchised BP Connect convenience stores next year, following a trial in Wigan and Manchester.
05-Dec-2005


BP is to invest £4.6bn in wind, hydrogen and solar power over the next ten years, with the creation of about 500 jobs in a new division called BP Alternative Energy.
29-Nov-2005


BP is to sell its Innovene petrochemicals and refining business to Ineos for £5bn, having dropped plans for a partial flotation of the business.
10-Oct-2005


BP and Scottish & Southern Energy have announced plans to build a new kind of power plant in Peterhead at a cost of £335m, which will involve the conversion of natural gas into hydrogen and carbon dioxide.
04-Jul-2005


BP's Innovene division has announced plans to build a £1.1bn plastics plant in Saudi Arabia by 2008, in partnership with Delta International.
09-Jun-2005


BP has announced plans to install a £13m sulphur recovery unit at its Grangemouth refinery by the end of the year.
20-Jan-2005


BP is planning to relocate its 1,100 Aberdeen-based office staff to a new £40m 172,000 sq ft scheme, and a preferred developer will be appointed following a design competition.
10-May-2004


BP is to sell its global special products business, including production and distribution activities with net assets of £10m, to German speciality products company H&R Wasag.
05-Apr-2004


BP has won approval to build 300 petrol stations in the Guangdong province of China, in partnership with PetroChina.
05-Nov-2003


BP is to sell its specialist oil products business to H&R WASAG of Germany, including manufacturing plants in Chorley, Tipton, Germany and the Netherlands as well as marketing operations elsewhere in Europe.
10-Oct-2003


BP and the Iranian Oil Company are to invest about £350m in the development of the Rhum gas field in North Sea.
22-May-2003


BP is planning to build a £200m purified terephthalic acid production plant at its Geel site in Belgium by 2006, and design work will be carried out by Technip Italy.
28-Mar-2003


BP is said to be considering plans to set up a major new headquarters in Aberdeen, and may lodge a planning application by the summer to revamp its existing site in Dyce or build a new base nearby.
24-Feb-2003


BP is to invest £4bn in the acquisition of a 50% stake in the TNK oil company in Russia, and has also announced plans to invest in oil fields in Azerbaijan, the Gulf of Mexico, Trinidad and Angola.
12-Feb-2003


BP has announced a £250m deal to sell a 45% stake in the Bayernoil refinery, an 18% stake in the Trans Alpine Pipeline, 247 retail stations in Germany, 55 stations in Hungary and 11 in Slovakia to OMV Aktiengesellschaft of Austria.
11-Feb-2003


BP has agreed to sell the Fosroc Mining chemicals division of Burmah Castrol, including 13 manufacturing sites in seven countries, to a management buy-out backed by Close Brothers Private Equity for £32m.
31-Jan-2003


BP is to sell Sericol, the speciality printing chemicals business with 1,200 staff worldwide and a factory in Broadstairs, to US investment firm Saratoga Partners for £75m.
08-Jan-2003


BP is to sell 494 German petrol stations to PKN Orlen of Poland for £90m, in order to gain regulatory approval for the acquisition of Veba Oil.
12-Dec-2002


BP is to sell its network of 70 service stations and other inland fuels businesses in Cyprus to Hellenic Petroleum of Greece for undisclosed terms.
17-Oct-2002


BP is to build a £2bn 1,090-mile oil pipeline across Turkey in partnership with Eni, Statoil and Unocal.
06-Jun-2002


BP Chemicals is to sell its Performance Films packaging business, including plants in Barnsley and Poland with more than 400 staff, to Parkside Flexibles of West Yorkshire for undisclosed terms.
05-Apr-2002


BP and ChevronTexaco have announced plans to build a £16m 22MW wind farm at their Nerefco oil refinery near Rotterdam in the Netherlands.
17-Jan-2002


BP is developing what is claimed to be the world's most environmentally friendly forecourt store at Hornchurch in Essex, using a combination of wind and solar power, and the concept could be extended to other sites.
12-Nov-2001


BP is to provide $10m of funding to the Chinese Academy of Sciences for a 10-year research programme into strategic and technical issues relating to the development of cleaner sources of energy.
06-Nov-2001


BP is to set up a new global headquarters for 200 senior staff in London's West End early next year, having bought the freehold of No 1 St James's Square for about £110m.
08-Oct-2001


BP is planning to build a new £110m North Sea headquarters in Aberdeen to house 2,000 staff, and has also reaffirmed plans to invest $1bn a year on UK offshore development over the next four years.
21-Sep-2001


BP is investing £120m in the development of 80 eco-friendly BP Connect convenience store and filling station sites between Scotland's Central Belt and Aberdeen.
01-Aug-2001


BP is to sell two US refineries in North Dakota and Utah to Tesoro Petroleum, in a £480m deal that also includes pipelines, storage and 45 service stations.
18-Jul-2001


BP is to acquire Veba Oil and the Aral chain of service stations from Eon in exchange for its 25% stake in Ruhrgas, which will make BP the leading petrol retailer in Germany.
17-Jul-2001


BP is to sell two Burmah Castrol chemical businesses - Foseco in the West Midlands and Chem-Trend in the US - to Cinven for £240m.
13-Jul-2001


BP has acquired Cairns of Malaysia for £76m, in order to increase its stake in the Tangguh gas project in Indonesia to 50%.
09-Jul-2001


BP, Shell, Exxon and Phillips Petroleum are to invest $15bn in the Core Venture One gas exploration and development project in Saudi Arabia.
21-May-2001


BP is to invest £208m on a new development west of Shetland, including five infill wells and a new two-well subsea scheme known as East Foinaven.
15-May-2001


BP Energy has won government permission to build a 70MW gas-fired combined heat and power station at the Jaguar car plant in Halewood, which will create 250 construction jobs.
06-Apr-2001


BP has been chosen as preferred bidder to build China's first liquefied natural gas plant, which could lead to an investment of £120m in a gas import terminal near Shenzhen and 300 km of pipeline.
21-Mar-2001


BP is linking up with the Gas Authority of India and Indian Oil to build a new plant to produce dimethyl ether, which is an alternative fuel for power stations.
16-Jan-2001


BP is planning to build a £320m pipeline between Shetland and the Magnus field which will secure 1,000 jobs, and the company will also invest £210m in the Foinaven field.
18-Dec-2000


BP and Shell have confirmed plans to acquire a combined stake of 28% in Sinopec of China, with each investing £300m in the forthcoming sale of shares.
12-Sep-2000


BP and Ford are discussing plans for an alliance to collaborate in the development of new fuel technologies, traffic management systems and environmental policy.
29-Aug-2000


BP has announced plans to increase capital expenditure in the North Sea, investing £600m in the area in 2000 and even more in 2001.
10-Aug-2000


BP is to build two new gas pipelines in Holderness next year, as part of a project to scale down the gas terminal at Easington and move some of the operations to Dimlington.
07-Aug-2000


BP Amoco is expected to invest up to £100m in improvements at its Grangemouth petrochemical plant, after it has conducted a full safety audit of the site.
23-Jun-2000


BP Amoco is forming a joint venture with Egyptian General Petroleum Corporation on two gas projects in Egypt, which will include the development of a liquefied natural gas plant.
08-Jun-2000


BP Amoco is forming an alliance with the Epower consortium to become Ireland's leading supplier of electricity and gas, which will include the development of the 400MW Powerstown power station.
02-Jun-2000


BP Amoco is to acquire Burmah Castrol for £3bn in order to expand its lubricants business, but Burmah's chemicals business is expected to be sold off for about £800m.
15-Mar-2000


BP Amoco is discussing plans to sell Atlantic Richfield's Alaskan oil properties for over £3bn, in order to secure approval for its acquisition of the US oil group.
06-Mar-2000


BP Amoco has announced plans to accelerate the development of new projects in a $24bn investment programme, and will sanction about 1.5bn barrels of new oil reserves in Angola, Vietnam, Trinidad and Azerbaijan.
16-Feb-2000


BP Amoco's recently-appointed human resources contractor Exult is to set up a new business management centre in Glasgow with the creation of 150 jobs, in order to supply accountancy, training, cell centre, and IT services to the energy group.
10-Feb-2000


BP Amoco has awarded a contract to Bovis Lend Lease to manage the construction of fuel retail outlets worldwide over the next five years, which will involve the development of 1,300 new service stations in 15 countries.
26-Jan-2000


BP Amoco is to sell Plaspack Kunststoff, the plastic webbing business, to A&H Jodl Besitz of Austria for undisclosed terms, as part of a strategic review of its petrochemicals portfolio.
13-Oct-1999


BP Amoco has acquired APEX, the French solar electric company, and will combine the business with its BP Solarex division.
10-Sep-1999


BP Amoco is to sell a US fibres business to Monitor Clipper Partners for £62m, so that its Amoco Fabrics division can focus on polypropylene fabrics.
28-Aug-1999


BP Amoco and General Electric of the US have won government approval for a £300m gas-fired power station scheme at Baglan Bay near Swansea, which will be central to an energy park that could create up to 10,000 jobs.
07-Apr-1999


BP Amoco has confirmed plans to acquire Atlantic Richfield of the US in a $27bn deal, and will then seek to sell off $3bn of assets and cut 2,000 jobs including 200 at Arco's office in Guildford.
02-Apr-1999


BP is to spend £500m upgrading its UK petrochemical operations, and 225 jobs will be created at new plants in Grangemouth and Hull.
10-Nov-1998


ASCo UK, the provider of logistics services to the oil and gas industry, has won a contract from BP Exploration to provide production, supply base and ad-hoc marine services from Immingham, which will create an unspecified number of new jobs.
09-Sep-1998


BP is to acquire Amoco of the US for £30bn in what has been described as the world's biggest industrial merger, and about 6,000 jobs could be lost as a result.
12-Aug-1998


BP and Safeway have announced plans to set up a chain of 100 mini-supermarkets at petrol stations over the next four years, creating 2,000 jobs.
16-Jul-1998


BP Chemicals is acquiring Styrenix Kunststoffe, the styrene plastics business, from Veba of Germany for about £120m, which will give it extra production capacity to help it expand globally.
31-Dec-1997


BP Chemicals is linking up with Neath Port Talbot Council and the Welsh Development Agency to launch a £230m redevelopment of Port Talbot, which will include an Energy Park that should create 2,800 jobs.
02-Oct-1996


BP Chemicals has bought Otto Aldag, the German trader of speciality chemicals.
28-Sep-1995