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Current Price:  
491.90p
on 20-10-2017 at 17:10:53
Change:   0.25p fall 0.05 %
Buy:   492.70p
Sell:   491.70p
   

BP is one of the largest energy companies in the world and is among the six 'super major' multi service energy companies operating in the exploration, refinery, distribution and retail markets. The company was founded in 1909 as the Anglo-Persian Oil Company APOC (and later became the Anglo Iranian Oil Company AIOC) for the purposes of exploration in that country. After a diminishing influence in exploration in Iran owing to political changes, the company began exploration outside the Middle East in the 1950s successfully extracting oil in Alaska in 1959 and being the first to produce oil from the North Sea in the mid-1960s.

The company was privatised in 1987, however, this was just days prior to 'black Monday' and the shares were soon selling for a fraction of their initial offering. The share price recovered reasonably well and expansion of the firm continued with acquisitions such as Britoil in 1988, Amoco in 1998, and Burma Castrol and Arco in 2000. In recent years the company has shown a willingness to invest in alternative fuels and has a solar energy division (BP Solar). This is reflected in the new corporate identity introduced in 2000 based around the 'Beyond Petroleum' concept. Some 'greener' concepts have been put into practice within the company, for example in new service station design. In 2007 the company posted turnover of $284 billion employing almost 100,000 staff and operating 17 refineries and over 24,000 service stations worldwide.

BP (BP, BP.L, LON:BP) Price Details (LSE MAIN Listed Equity)
Last Trade: Sell 10,602 at 491.86p Days Range: 489.72 - 493.95p
Day's Volume: 23,563,070 52wk Range: 433.45 - 519.30p
Last Close: 491.90p Market Capitalisation:* £ 97.43 bn
Open: 492.55p VWAP: 491.70p
ISIN: GB0007980591 Shares in Issue: 19.81 bn
Sector:  Oil & Gas Producers    Listed in:  UK All SharesEuropean first 300UK 100UK 350

FTSE Struggles as Oil Production Remains High

News - Sunday, June 25, 2017

Shares in oil companies struggled as crude oil prices continued to be under pressure at the end of the week. The FTSE 100 index is down by 8.5 points, a fall of 0.11 percent, to 7,439.29.

FTSE Ends Week on a High Note

News - Saturday, May 06, 2017

The FTSE 100 closed higher on Friday, with oil prices bouncing back, and boosting oil companies as investors showed optimism in expectation of a market-friendly outcome to the French presidential elections.

Buy/SellVolumePriceTrade CodeTrade TypeTrade Time
Sell10602491.86p876651857451245632Negotiated Trade -Immediate Publication17:10:00 - 20/10
Sell1200491.95p453490307155189824Negotiated Trade -Immediate Publication17:05:05 - 20/10
Sell15600491.90p21490814212464704Negotiated Trade -Immediate Publication17:03:20 - 20/10
Sell160619491.40p147462273723621440Negotiated Trade -Immediate Publication17:03:12 - 20/10
Sell1064491.98p578203513047310400Negotiated Trade -Immediate Publication17:02:38 - 20/10
Sell84746491.50p608650570299957312Negotiated Trade -Immediate Publication17:02:04 - 20/10
Time period :  to     Frequency :    
Date Open High Low Close Volume
20 Oct 2017 (Fri) 492.55 493.95 489.72 491.90 23,563,070
19 Oct 2017 (Thu) 488.75 492.35 486.90 492.15 43,644,140
18 Oct 2017 (Wed) 490.65 494.24 487.25 488.00 23,446,693
17 Oct 2017 (Tue) 491.95 494.70 489.35 490.60 24,299,938
16 Oct 2017 (Mon) 491.80 494.30 491.15 491.50 22,812,727
13 Oct 2017 (Fri) 490.65 494.00 490.00 490.80 17,230,234
12 Oct 2017 (Thu) 489.80 491.80 488.40 491.45 15,723,393
11 Oct 2017 (Wed) 490.05 491.80 487.80 488.65 15,705,348
10 Oct 2017 (Tue) 487.10 491.35 485.70 489.95 17,697,091
9 Oct 2017 (Mon) 487.10 487.60 483.00 486.30 14,362,571
6 Oct 2017 (Fri) 490.00 490.95 486.60 488.15 19,367,773
5 Oct 2017 (Thu) 485.00 490.40 484.85 490.40 20,057,705
4 Oct 2017 (Wed) 485.65 486.65 483.10 485.75 24,498,733
3 Oct 2017 (Tue) 480.75 486.70 478.80 486.40 22,344,363
2 Oct 2017 (Mon) 480.05 481.65 477.10 480.00 20,214,448
29 Sep 2017 (Fri) 477.35 480.60 475.85 477.30 23,169,148
28 Sep 2017 (Thu) 472.95 476.65 471.00 476.05 22,755,004
27 Sep 2017 (Wed) 472.00 473.95 468.70 473.05 25,144,281
26 Sep 2017 (Tue) 473.85 475.90 470.15 471.55 25,928,492
25 Sep 2017 (Mon) 464.10 473.70 463.30 472.40 25,271,492
22 Sep 2017 (Fri) 463.35 468.65 461.60 466.60 21,771,645

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