British Petroleum (BP) Stock Certificate has a simple
side vignette of two Atlas-like men holding up two
hemispheres of the Earth. The top vignette has the
well-known BP logo as seen in its many gas stations
throughout the world.
BP has transformed from a local oil
company into a global energy group, employing over 96,000
people and operating in over 100 countries.
BP is one of the
world's largest energy companies, providing its customers
with fuel for transportation, energy for heat and light,
retail services and petrochemicals products for everyday
The 20 April 2010 explosion of the
Deepwater Horizon, led to an oil spill that contaminated a
vast area of United States marine environment along the Gulf
of Mexico. The catastrophe severely depressed
price as well as its reputation. The estimated date for the
well's permanent closure is between August and October 2010.
Cleanup along the marshes and coasts is expected to take