BP logos are seen at a BP petrol and diesel filling station southeast of London on June 15, 2020.
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Oil and gas giant BP beat third-quarter earnings expectations on Tuesday, fueled by surging energy prices.
The British energy major posted an underlying replacement cost profit, a proxy for net profit, of $3.3 billion for the third quarter, above analyst estimates of $3.1 billion, according to Refinitiv.
This was driven by “higher oil and gas realizations, higher refining availability and throughput enabling the capture of a stronger environment and a stronger gas marketing and trading result, partly offset by a higher underlying tax charge,” according to the company’s earnings report.
This compares to $2.8 billion in the previous quarter and $100 million for the same period in 2020.
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