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Web of BP oil subsidiaries, 2013

Sources: OpenCorporates,; OpenOil,


British Petroleum is made up of hundreds of subsidiaries which themselves own subsidiaries. The graph of the network shows that most subsidiaries come under US or British and Dutch law for BP Europe. The map reveals that these subsidiaries, scattered throughout the regions of the globe, do not necessarily correspond to the places where hydrocarbons are extracted. On the contrary, BP domiciles many of its subsidiaries in tax havens (the Caribbean, the Netherlands, Switzerland, the Gulf, Singapore, Hong Kong, etc., and, of course, the United Kingdom).


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