Doing Business In Mexico

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Company Information

Mexico City office:
Av. Santa Fé No. 505 Piso 10
Col. Cruz Manca Santa Fé
05390 México, D.F.
Tel: (+55) 5063-2000
Fax: (+55) 5292-4847


Olaf Carrera
Director of External Affairs

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We deliver Energy to the World.

BP is one of the world's leading international oil and gas companies. We operate in more than 80 countries, finding and developing essential sources of energy which provide our customers with fuels for transportation, energy for heat and light, retail services and petrochemicals products for everyday items.

The world needs energy and this need is growing. This energy comes in many forms. It is, and will always be, vital for people and progress everywhere. Our role is to find and deliver that energy.

We expect to be held to the highest standards in what we do. We strive to be a safety leader in our industry, a world-class operator, a good corporate citizen and a great employer. We are BP.


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BP activities in Mexico

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BP has operated in Mexico for around 50 years, beginning with the marketing and distribution of Castrol lubricants. Since then, our presence has grown to around 10 different businesses that are aligned to the opportunities offered in this dynamic and growing market.

Today, BP's operations are spread across Mexico, with offices in Mexico City. Our businesses include a market leader position in premium-segment lubricants in automotive, aviation, industrial and marine lubricants. Castrol is one of our most successful brands. Castrol is about quality, passion and performance. Castrol's products are central to the brand's reputation as the world's most advanced engine oils and fluids.


BP also supplies and trades natural gas, liquefied petroleum gas (LPG), liquefied natural gas (LNG), crude oil and many products derived from refining oil & gas, including gasoline and petrochemicals. The value of commodities that were traded between companies in Mexico and our BP businesses totaled over US$2 billion in 2011.Logo Spacer Small

BP has developed technology collaboration over the last decade through agreements with PEMEX, Mexico's national oil company. Through these non-commercial agreements, BP has held hundreds of workshops, seminars and exchanges with PEMEX to share best practices and the latest technological know-how.


Our people, our partners

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To support our plans, we hire and train talented young Mexicans whose energy and creativity contribute to our success in the country. Our people are equally committed to their professional development as well as to the vision of one of the world's most forward-thinking energy companies and to the sustainable development of Mexico. Our staff in Mexico is 90% Mexican, and today there are also Mexicans overseas employed in BP operations in Norway, UK, Iraq, and the USA.

BP actively participates in some of Mexico's most respected business and civic organizations whose objective is to discuss, develop and propose action items aimed at securing the country's position as one of the world's most competitive economies. These include the World Energy Council-Mexico, CEEG (Executive Council of Global Companies), COMEXI (Mexican Council on Foreign Affairs), the American Chamber of Commerce, ANZMEX (Australia, New Zealand & Mexico business council), and the British Chamber of Commerce.


Community involvement

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BP is committed to working with the communities where we operate to help improve the quality of life of their inhabitants. Mexico is no exception. For BP, education is the foundation on which young people can aspire to better lives and contribute to the sustainable development of their communities, country, and the world. For that reason, much of our efforts in Mexico focus on educational programs.

We fund graduate studies of young Mexican scholars to study energy in the UK through the prestigious UK-government managed Chevening scholarship program. We also provide support to geosciences students at Mexico's National University (UNAM) and National Polytechnical Institute (IPN) for the completion of their theses in energy-related topics. BP has endowed a professorship in Strategic Studies at Mexico City's Anáhuac University which focuses on research to address the key challenges and opportunities in the Mexican and global energy industry. We are also a leading supporter of Amistad Británico-Mexicana, through which we directly support educational programs at primary, secondary and technical schools across six states across Mexico, and in Mexico City.


We provide scholarships to secondary school students in Mexico to pursue life-transforming studies at one of the multicultural United World College campuses located in eight countries worldwide. In addition, BP provides scholarships to English-language teachers at The Anglo-Mexican Foundation (The Anglo), in order to prepare the highest-quality teachers for one of the most value-added skills that will allow young Mexicans to aspire to global post-graduate educational and professional opportunities.

For the past five years, BP has been the principal supporter of JEMAC - Jóvenes Empresarios de México, an affiliate of the Prince of Wales Trust-backed Youth Business International. The program identifies aspiring young entrepreneurs whose business ideas have the potential to prosper with the help of professional mentoring and financial backing. The program has helped create several hundred new companies that employ thousands of Mexicans. BP staff have mentored dozens of young Mexicans as part of our contribution.
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To support community health, BP has made a significant contribution in Mexico to the renowned ABC Medical Center, focusing on the new Cancer Center. This Center is part of the hospital's community outreach program which provides top-of-the-line healthcare services and treatment to economically disadvantaged families in Mexico City.

BP has also been quick to respond to national crises. Following the devastating floods in the southeastern states of Tabasco and Chiapas, in 2007, BP immediately donated US$60,000 to the Mexican Red Cross to help in the emergency relief efforts. During the outbreak of influenza AH1N1 in 2009, BP donated more than 5,000 doses of vaccine, again through the Mexican Red Cross. After flooding in the states of Nuevo León and Veracruz in 2010, we provided funds for the reconstruction efforts at three leading public schools.

One of BP's most ambitious projects involves the conservation and creation of artificial reefs off the northwest coast of the Yucatán peninsula. This multi-year project has created new reefs along an area of coastline that has previously suffered environmental destruction; the new reefs have created a vast array of flora and fauna, and the project has begun to transform the nearby local economies by regenerating fishing and now also includes sustainable eco-tourism.