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Sunday 23 July 2017

BP reports worst annual loss in at least 20 years

BP’s Deepwater Horizon oil spill in 2010. REUTERS/US COASTGUARD
BP’s Deepwater Horizon oil spill in 2010. REUTERS/US COASTGUARD

BP reported an annual loss of €4.5bn in 2015, its worst in at least 20 years as the British oil and gas company struggled with a sharp downturn in the oil market.

Underlying replacement cost profit, BP's definition of net income, for the fourth quarter of 2015 came in at $196 million, significantly lower than analysts' expectations of $730 million.

Fourth-quarter impairments were $2.6 billion due to low oil prices.

"We are continuing to move rapidly to adapt and rebalance BP for the changing environment," said BP Chief Executive Bob Dudley in a statement.

Reuters

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