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12 - BP

The BP-Husky Toledo Refinery stands at dusk in Oregon, Ohio, U.S., on Tuesday, June 13, 2017. Global natural gas production stagnated last year as lower prices damped U.S. output for the first time since the shale boom started. Gas production was "adversely affected by low prices, growing by only 0.3 percent," BP Plc said in its annual Statistical Review. Luke Sharrett—Bloomberg/Getty Images

The British multinational oil and gas company has a long history, dating back to 1908. Vertically integrated, the company operates in all areas related to oil and gas.The company has been directly involved with a number of environmental disasters and safety scandals in the last decade. The Deepwater Horizon oil spill was the largest oil spill in modern history. From exploring new forms of energy to power generation and trading, their wide reach has been an advantage but the company has yet to fully recover from environmental scares. Looking to the future, BP seems to be thinking about restructuring operations and spinning off some of the pipeline operations.

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Key Metrics & Financials (Last Fiscal Year)

Revenues ($M)$186606
Revenue Percent Change-17.4%
Profits ($M)$115.0
Assets ($M)$263316
Profits Percent Change%
Employees74500
Previous Rank10

Company Facts

Employees74500
SectorEnergy
IndustryPetroleum Refining
CEORobert W. Dudley
HQ LocationLondon, Britain
Websitewww.bp.com
Years on Global 500 List23

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