BP Petrochemicals is a global provider of fuel for transportation, energy for heat and light, retail services and petrochemicals products. The company operates in three segments, including exploration and production; refining and marketing; and gas, power and renewable resources. The exploration and production segment engages in the oil and natural gas exploration, development and production. It undertakes exploration and production activities throughout the world. The company also owns and manages crude oil and natural gas pipelines; processing and export terminals; and liquefied natural gas processing facilities and transportation. The refining and marketing segment engages in the distribution, trading, refining, marketing and transportation of crude oil, petroleum and chemical products to wholesale and retail customers. Its major brands include BP, ampm, Aral, ARCO and Castrol. It has more than 100,000 employees worldwide. Located in Naperville, Ill., the company also operates various offices throughout the world.