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This excerpt taken from the BP 20-F filed Jun 13, 2006.

Reconciliation of profit before interest and tax to net cash inflow from operating activities

 
  Years ended December 31,

 
 
  2004

  2003

  2002

 
 
  ($ million)

 
Profit before interest and tax   25,242   17,954   12,329  
Depreciation and amounts provided   12,583   10,940   10,401  
Exploration expenditure written off   274   297   385  
Net operating charge for pensions and other postretirement benefits, less contributions   (67 ) (2,913 ) (39 )
Share of profits of joint ventures and associated undertakings   (3,574 ) (1,438 ) (966 )
Interest and other income   (325 ) (341 ) (358 )
(Profit) loss on sale of fixed assets and businesses or termination of operations   (815 ) (831 ) (1,166 )
Charge for provisions   671   782   645  
Utilization of provisions   (781 ) (716 ) (847 )
(Increase) decrease in inventories   (3,595 ) (841 ) (1,521 )
(Increase) decrease in receivables   (10,920 ) (3,042 ) (2,367 )
Increase (decrease) in payables   9,861   1,847   2,846  
   
 
 
 
Net cash inflow from operating activities   28,554   21,698   19,342  
   
 
 
 
This excerpt taken from the BP 20-F filed Jun 30, 2005.

Reconciliation of profit before interest and tax to net cash inflow from operating activities

 
  Years ended December 31,

 
 
  2004

  2003

  2002

 
 
  ($ million)

 
Profit before interest and tax   25,242   17,954   12,329  
Depreciation and amounts provided   12,583   10,940   10,401  
Exploration expenditure written off   274   297   385  
Net operating charge for pensions and other postretirement benefits, less contributions   (67 ) (2,913 ) (39 )
Share of profits of joint ventures and associated undertakings   (3,574 ) (1,438 ) (966 )
Interest and other income   (325 ) (341 ) (358 )
(Profit) loss on sale of fixed assets and businesses or termination of operations   (815 ) (831 ) (1,166 )
Charge for provisions   671   782   645  
Utilization of provisions   (781 ) (716 ) (847 )
(Increase) decrease in inventories   (3,595 ) (841 ) (1,521 )
(Increase) decrease in receivables   (10,920 ) (3,042 ) (2,367 )
Increase (decrease) in payables   9,861   1,847   2,846  
   
 
 
 
Net cash inflow from operating activities   28,554   21,698   19,342  
   
 
 
 

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