I can't point to any specific material, but I do recall reading an article in which the CEO specifically said his desire was to increase the dividend above the current .42 cents per quarter. BP is a national treasure in the UK and many, many retirees in the UK and USA depend on the BP dividend. BP officials feel a special obligation to this group. The BP dividend is seen a political issue in the UK. I've bought 3 times at about $40, and I think the board will bump up the divy by 50% within 2 years.