BP reports worst annual loss in at least 20 years
Published 02/02/2016 | 09:19
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.