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BP (BEYOND PETROLEUM) is the world's third largest investor-owned oil company. At the close of 2006, it had nearly 97,000 employees, 18 refineries, 24,600 service stations, and proven oil reserves of 17.7 billion barrels of oil and gas equivalent, and it operated in over 100 nations. In 2006, BP's sales were $266 billion, with profits of $22.5 billion, compared to $19.3 billion in 2005, and $15.4 billion in 2004. It is also a major producer of solar and other renewable sources of energy. It is a significant contributor to greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions, but has also been a leading industry advocate of addressing climate change. BP is organized into three key segments: exploration and production; refining and marketing; and gas, power, and renewables.

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