P has reignited the row over the huge scale of vitality firm cash making because the begin of the Ukraine warfare when it reported file income of £23 billion final 12 months.
The figures come days after Shell revealed it made £32.2 billion which means that Britain’s two largest oil and gasoline firms notched up nearly £60 billion in income in whole final 12 months.
The dimensions of the income by the 2 “supermajors” at a time of hovering gasoline costs following Russia’s invasion of Ukraine will result in renewed requires a much bigger and longer windfall tax on the sector.
BP additionally upped its dividend payout to shareholders by 10 per cent alongside a share buyback of $2.75 billion
BP mentioned that it might make investments an extra £6.6 billion every in renewable vitality transition, and in oil and gasoline, as boss Bernard Looney promised to maintain reasonably priced vitality flowing.
Mr Looney mentioned: “It’s clearer than ever after the previous three years that the world needs and desires vitality that’s safe and reasonably priced in addition to decrease carbon – all three collectively, what’s often called the vitality trilemma.
“To sort out that, motion is required to speed up the transition. And – on the similar time – motion is required to ensure that the transition is orderly, in order that reasonably priced vitality retains flowing the place it’s wanted right now.
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