On July 15, 2001, it was agreed that 51% of the stakes in Veba Öl AG would be acquired by Deutsche BP AG. Beginning February 1, 2002, the acquisition was completed. The Aral brand name was retained, and 650 BP stations in Germany were rebranded to Aral. 6 BP branded filling stations remained operational in Germany to protect the company's rights to the name, while elsewhere, as Poland and Austria, the Aral stations were switched to BP. In some countries the Aral national chains were sold. Aral's slogan is "Alles super".
Many Aral gas stations offer a wider range of items, oftentimes also a PetitBistro. Additionally, they provide a car wash to clean the exterior and interior of motor vehicles.
For businesses, Aral offers different types of fuel cards: Aral CardKomfort for small businesses, Aral CardPlus for larger companies and Aral CardTruck with additional truck-related services.
In a customer-study surveying the quality of offers and service in gas stations, done by the Deutsche Gesellschaft für Verbraucherstudien (DtGV, German Association for Customer-Studies) in cooperation with N24, Aral finished 3rd behind Q1 and OIL!.