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BP PLC (formerly BP PLC and BP Amoco PLC) is a British multinational oil and gas company based in London, England. It is one of the world's seven "supermajors" oil and gas. It is a vertically integrated company operating in all areas of the oil and gas industry, including exploration and production, refining, distribution and marketing, power generation and trade. It also has renewable energy interests in biofuels, wind power, smart grid and solar technology. As of December 31, 2018, BP had operations in nearly 80 countries worldwide, producing about 3.7 million barrels per day (590,000 meters per day) of oil equivalent, with a total proven reserves of 19.945 billion barrels (3.1710×109 m3) of oil equivalent. The company has about 18,700 service stations worldwide. Its largest division is BP America in the United States. In Russia, BP holds a 19.75% stake in Rosneft, the world's largest oil and gas company, which is publicly traded through oil and gas reserves. BP has a major listing on the London Stock Exchange and is a component of the FTSE 100 index. It has secondary listings on the Frankfurt Stock Exchange and the New York Stock Exchange. In 2020, BP ranked 357th in the world. BP's assets date back to the founding of anglo-Persian oil company in 1908, which was founded as a subsidiary of The Burma Oil Company to exploit oil discoveries in Iran. In 1935, the Anglo Oil Company became In 1954, Iran adopted the name British Petroleum. In 1959, the company expanded beyond the Middle East to Alaska and was one of the first companies to hit oil in the North Sea. BP took control of the majority of Standard Oil Ohio in 1978. The british government, which had a majority before, had phased out the company between 1979 and 1987. BP merged with Amoco in 1998, becoming BP Amoco PLC, acquiring ARCO and Burma Castrol in 2000, and becoming The Bbc in 2001. From 2003 to 2013, BP was a partner in the TNK-BP joint venture in Russia.