BP Middle East LLC. inaugurated its new regional head office in Dubai, UAE under the patronage of H.H. Sheikh Ahmed Bin Saeed Al Maktoum, President Dubai Civil Aviation Authority (DCAA), Chairman and Chief Executive Emirates Airline and Group and Chairman Department of Oil Affairs and Chairman Supreme Council for Energy. The office was inaugurated by Bob Dudley, BP Group Chief Executive; H.E British ambassador to UAE Philip Parham was also in attendance.
Bob Dudley, BP Group Chief Executive, commented, “It is a great honor and privilege that H.H. Sheikh Ahmed Bin Saeed Al Maktoum was the guest of honor at the inauguration. Air BP is one of the main suppliers of aviation fuel to the region’s airlines, and we look forward to continuing our services and support to the fast growing economy in the UAE”.
BP has been present in the Middle East for around 80 years and employs 176 stafffrom 15 nationalities in the Dubai office.
BP Middle East L.L.C. is the hosting associate for Air BP, BP Lubricants, and IST, who operate their regional businesses from Dubai.
The Dubai Regional Head Office is responsible for sales and operations in over 20 countries from Egypt in the west, to Bangladesh in the east. The Dubai office also manages Air BP’s operations in South Africa, Mozambique and Egypt. BP Lubricants manage national distributors for both Castrol and BP brands for 11 countries and also operates directly with major Customers in the UAE. BP’s Integrated Supply and Trading (IST) also operates from the Dubai Office. IST manages and optimises the flows of BP equity crude oil and refined oil products into International markets and the BP refining system. IST operates oil storage and Marine bunkering facilities in the region and supplies LNG cargoes to customers in UAE and Kuwait.
Christian Tabet BP Chief Representative & General Manager – UAE, Refining and Marketingsaid “This event is a symbolic recognition of the long term partnership between BP and the UAE Government particularly in Dubai.