BP Sees First Clair Ridge Oil Helping to Double North Sea Output

By Kelly Gilblom (Bloomberg) -- BP Plc has seen first oil from its giant Clair Ridge development in the North Sea, helping arrest decades of decline in a region where drillers have already produced most easy-to-reach resources. The project increases output from the broader Clair field, which started producing oil in 2005. Clair is by far the biggest oil field in … [Read more...]

BP Offloads Last 2 Stranded Oil Cargoes to Shandong Refiner – Sources

BEIJING, Aug 15 (Reuters) - Oil major BP on Tuesday offloaded about 1 million barrels of Angolan crude from supertanker 'Olympic Light' to an independent Chinese refiner after holding the oil at sea for about three months, people with knowledge of the discharge said on Wednesday. The oil had been aboard one of four supertankers held up or delayed off China's east coast near … [Read more...]

Sharp Exchanges Highlight BP Fears of Climate Legal Jeopardy

By Kelly Gilblom (Bloomberg) -- After paying more than $65 billion in legal costs for the Deepwater Horizon catastrophe, BP Plc is wary of the risk of lawsuits related to climate change. Chief Executive Officer Bob Dudley raised the topic of class-action lawsuits twice during the company’s annual general meeting in Manchester, England on Monday, saying he wouldn’t disclose … [Read more...]

BP Sees Strong Compliance with 2020 Low Sulphur Fuel Rule

By Devika Krishna Kumar NEW ORLEANS, March 13 (Reuters) - Oil major BP Plc expects more than 90 percent of the world's shipping fleet will comply with new regulations slashing sulfur levels ships are allowed to burn starting 2020, a company executive said on Tuesday. Coming International Maritime Organization (IMO) rules will cut the amount of sulfur emissions that … [Read more...]

BP Dodges Oil-Industry Gloom as Profit Jumps With Production

By Kelly Gilblom (Bloomberg) -- BP Plc dodged the disappointment that afflicted other oil-company earnings as it did a better job of exploiting the upswing in crude prices. Oil and gas output rose following the startup of seven new projects last year, helping the London-based giant post a fivefold increase in fourth-quarter profit from a year earlier to the highest … [Read more...]