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BP appoints chairman and president of BP America

June 05/2020

MOSCOW (MRC) -- BP announced that David Lawler, CEO of BPX Energy (Denver), will add to his portfolio the responsibilities of chairman and president of BP America, succeeding Susan Dio on 1 July 2020, said Chemweek.

Lawler will become BP's chief representative in the United States. With 13,000 employees and USD30 billion invested since 2016, BP has a larger economic footprint in the US than anywhere else in the world, the company says. In 2019, these businesses accounted for a third of BP's global revenue.
Lawler will take the helm as BP embarks on a new ambition to become net zero by 2050 or sooner and to help the world get to net zero. Bernard Looney, BP CEO said, "Beyond a track record of delivering strong safety, environmental and commercial results, [Lawler] brings an authentic and inspiring leadership style. His curiosity and willingness to do things differently will be essential as we reinvent BP and reimagine energy for people and our planet." 
Lawler has served as CEO of BPX Energy since 2014. In 2018, he led the USD10.5 billion acquisition and integration of BHP's American shale assets, BP's largest acquisition since buying Arco in 1999. In addition to focusing investment on the highest quality barrels Ц aimed at delivering returns and cash flow rather than production volumes alone Ц Lawler's team also developed oilfield infrastructure to lower operational emissions and eventually eliminate routine flaring in the Permian Basin.

We also remind that, in September 2019, six world's major petrochemical companies in Flanders, Belgium, North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany, and the Netherlands (Trilateral Region) announced the creation of a consortium to jointly investigate how naphtha or gas steam crackers could be operated using renewable electricity instead of fossil fuels. The Cracker of the Future consortium, which includes BASF, Borealis, BP, LyondellBasell, SABIC and Total, aims to produce base chemicals while also significantly reducing carbon emissions. The companies agreed to invest in R&D and knowledge sharing as they assess the possibility of transitioning their base chemical production to renewable electricity.

Ethylene and propylene are feedstocks for producing polyethylene (PE) and polypropylene (PP).

According to MRC's ScanPlast report, Russia's estimated PE consumption totalled 383,760 tonnes in the first two month of 2020, up by 14% year on year. High density polyethylene (HDPE) and linear low density polyethylene (LLDPE) shipments increased due to the increased capacity utilisation at ZapSibNeftekhim. At the same time, PP shipments to the Russian market were 192,760 tonnes in January-February 2020, down by 6% year on year. Homopolymer PP accounted for the main decrease in imports.

BP is one of the world's leading international oil and gas companies, providing its customers with fuel for transportation, energy for heat and light, retail services and petrochemicals products for everyday items.
Author:Anna Larionova
Tags:North America, CIS, petroleum products, crude oil, petrochemistry, British petroleum.
Category:General News
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