On Tuesday afternoon, the Financial Times reported that his departure was the result of his failure to disclose the “extent” of his “past personal relationships with colleagues,” per BP.
“He did not provide details of all relationships and accepts he was obligated to make more complete disclosure,” the company said, noting that that it was conducting an ongoing investigation into his conduct following multiple “allegations.”
Looney, 53, who has worked at BP since 1991, was brought on as CEO in 2020 as a fresh face to pivot the company formerly known as British Petroleum toward the future.
He made $12 million last year, which is more than double what he took home in 2021.
Details about Looney’s departure are still scant.
He called it the “beginning of the end of the fossil fuel era.”
In 2018, two years before Looney took office, fossil fuel pollution was found to be responsible for one in five deaths worldwide. »