Founded in 1901, BP Exploration & Production is a wholly owned subsidiary of BP America, which is one of the leading producers of oil and natural gas in the United States. BP America employs a work force of more than 29,000 people and markets over 15 billion gallons of gasoline every year through nearly 10,000 retail outlets. It features products under the British Petroleum, Amoco Corporation, Atlantic Richfield, am/pm and Burmah Castrol brands. The company offers a range of products that includes gasoline, liquefied natural gas, lubricants, petrochemicals and specialized aviation fuels. It serves clients in the consumer, commercial, marine and industrial markets. BP America also specializes in the sale, purchase and management of energy-related products.