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  1. September 4, 2014

    BP: Banana Peels

    Some companies just cannot get it right. In the oil sector, companies that consistently make mistakes on investment and/or...

  2. July 29, 2014

    EU and US present united front with tough sanctions on Russia

    The western powers presented a united front over the Ukrainian crisis on Tuesday when the EU and the US agreed to their...

  1. July 29, 2014

    City ignores Russian capacity for hardship at its peril

    Trade brings nations together. Politics drives them apart. The missile that shot down a Malaysian airliner over Ukraine was...

  2. July 29, 2014

    BP reiterates long-term Russian strategy after sanctions news

    BP once presented its large exposure to the Russian oil and gas sector as a competitive advantage. These days, it is...

  3. June 18, 2014

    Oil chiefs urge co-operation with Russia

    One of Russia’s largest energy projects would struggle if the west followed through on threats to sanction technology...

  4. June 17, 2014

    BP signs $20bn LNG deal with China

    BP has signed a $20bn deal to supply China with liquefied natural gas over 20 years starting in 2019. Under the terms of the...

  5. May 20, 2014

    BP’s chief economist leaves for Abu Dhabi Investment Authority

    Christof Rühl, BP’s highly respected chief economist, is leaving the company to become the first global head of research at...

  6. FT Alphaville

    April 29, 2014

    The (early) Lunch Wrap

    Good morning New York, FT ALPHAVILLE Of Apple, stock splits and odd-lots… we took a look at Apple’s stock splits and why...

  7. April 29, 2014

    BP remains committed to Russia despite crisis

    BP insisted on Tuesday that it remained fully committed to Russia and Rosneft, the Kremlin-controlled oil producer in which...

  8. April 10, 2014

    Russia problem rumbles on for BP

    BP’s deep involvement in Russia, home to the world’s largest reserves of oil and gas, was once considered a key competitive...

  9. March 19, 2014

    BP signals US return with $42m Gulf of Mexico bids

    BP was one of the most active bidders in the latest auction of drilling rights in the Gulf of Mexico, taking advantage of...

  10. March 13, 2014

    Ban lifted on BP bids for US federal contracts

    BP has reached an agreement with the US Environmental Protection Agency that will allow the energy company to resume bidding...

  11. March 6, 2014

    BP chief Bob Dudley under fire over pay rise

    Bob Dudley, BP’s chief executive, saw his total pay package more than treble last year as performance bonuses awarded since...

  12. March 5, 2014

    BP in Russia: options

    Bob Dudley, BP’s chief executive, likes to talk about “optionality”. This makes the British oil major’s decision to hive off...

  13. March 4, 2014

    BP creates new US onshore oil and gas business

    BP is creating a new business to manage its US onshore oil and gas assets, in an effort to compete more effectively with the...

  14. February 23, 2014

    FTSE 100 chiefs wary of impact on business of Scotland’s Yes vote

    Two-thirds of FTSE 100 chairmen who participated in a survey believe Scottish independence would be bad for British...

  15. February 16, 2014

    UK’s top retailers speak out against Scottish independence

    The UK’s largest retailers have voiced overwhelmingly hostile views about Scottish independence and the impact it could have...

  16. February 4, 2014

    Scottish independence opponents heartened by BP chief’s support

    BP’s chief executive, Bob Dudley, warned of “big uncertainties” facing the energy sector if Scotland votes for independence,...

  17. February 4, 2014

    BP chief warns of ‘big uncertainties’ over Scottish referendum

    Comments made by BP’s chief executive Bob Dudley on Tuesday on Scottish independence were strikingly forthright, considering...

  18. February 4, 2014

    Divestments and refining weakness drag BP earnings down 28%

    BP became the latest of the oil majors to announce a big drop in fourth-quarter earnings, in a further sign of how heavily...

  19. December 29, 2013

    Chris Finlayson, the BG Group chief seeking to fill big shoes

    Chris Finlayson was not long into his new job as chief executive of BG Group when he sold the company plane. The FTSE 100...

  20. December 16, 2013

    BP signs $16bn Oman tight gas project deal

    BP has signed a $16bn deal to develop a tight gasfield in Oman, a milestone in its efforts to build out a portfolio of...

  21. October 29, 2013

    BP promises further $10bn of asset sales

    BP is set to keep shrinking as it plans more asset sales and higher payouts to shareholders after edging up the forecast...

  22. August 28, 2013

    BP fails in new bid to stop spill payments

    BP has been rebuffed again in its attempt to stop compensation payments under the settlement over the 2010 oil spill in the...

  23. August 1, 2013

    BP changes tack by keeping US wind farms

    BP has reversed course on the sale of its US wind farm assets, which had been seen as part of the oil and gas group’s wider...

  24. July 21, 2013

    Setback for BP as judge rejects call to halt oil spill payments

    BP has suffered another setback at a hearing in the US District Court in New Orleans, failing in its attempt to freeze...

  25. July 1, 2013

    Lombard: Europe promotes default swaps from zeroes to heroes

    You can’t win. A couple of years ago European legislators were cross with traders of credit default swaps because high...

  26. April 30, 2013

    BP: beyond the Deepwater Horizon

    There is a great turnround story inside BP fighting to get out. First-quarter numbers on Tuesday give a glimpse of it. BP’s...

  27. April 30, 2013

    BP faces 2,200 lawsuits over Deepwater Horizon disaster

    BP has been hit with 2,200 lawsuits linked to the 2010 Deepwater Horizon disaster as individuals, companies and government...

  28. March 22, 2013

    BP to use TNK-BP cash for $8bn buyback

    Investors in BP have welcomed the company’s $8bn share buyback, saying the oil major was finally putting the interests of...

  29. March 21, 2013

    Rosneft and BP plan Arctic projects

    Rosneft, the Kremlin-controlled oil company, said it would work with BP in a series of big projects in Russia’s Arctic,...

  30. March 10, 2013

    CEOs applaud protection of overseas aid

    David Cameron’s decision to protect Britain’s overseas aid budget has been praised by Britain’s leading business figures,...

  31. March 6, 2013

    BP chief’s payout declines 21.5%

    Bob Dudley, BP’s chief executive, saw his pay fall 21.5 per cent last year, reflecting the continuing impact of the...

  32. beyondbrics

    March 2, 2013

    The weekender, March 2

    The week in emerging markets, with our most read stories, five things we have learned, and five days in a chart – this week,...

  33. beyondbrics

    March 1, 2013

    Russia to BP's Dudley: welcome back, all is forgiven

    Photo: Bloomberg Only five years ago Robert Dudley was barred from entering Russia as BP fought a vicious corporate battle...

  34. February 5, 2013

    Claims may push BP’s spill bill to $90bn

    BP is facing damages demands of more than $34bn from US states and local government over the 2010 Deepwater Horizon...

  35. January 20, 2013

    Hydrocarbon industry reviews security

    The bloodshed at In Amenas has left the oil and gas industry struggling to come to terms with what it might mean for...

  36. January 19, 2013

    Algeria hostage death toll put at 23

    As many as 23 hostages and 32 terrorists died in the four-day siege at Algeria’s remote In Amenas natural gas facility,...

  37. January 1, 2013

    Remaking BP has yet to pay off

    BP has carried out one of the most radical asset disposal programmes in UK corporate history over the past two years. It is...

  38. November 30, 2012

    BP plays down US EPA ban

    BP faced further embarrassment this week when the US Environmental Protection Agency suspended the UK oil group from bidding...

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