Agence France-PresseFebruary 4, 2014 07:30
BP's net profits more than doubled last year, compared with 2012 when it was hit by huge fines from the Gulf of Mexico oil spill disaster, the group said on Tuesday, but underlying profit slipped.
Earnings after taxation jumped to $23.451 billion (17.332 billion euros) last year, the British energy giant said in a statement.
That compared with $11.017 billion in 2012.
However in the fourth quarter, or three months to December, net profits sank 30 percent to $1.042 billion, due to a vast write-off from a failed well in offshore Brazil.