Top 10 Largest Publicly Traded Oil & Gas Companies in the World

No doubt about it–oil and gas are joined at the hip. Bosom buddies. Blood brothers. When you talk about the top oil companies in the world, you’re also talking about the top natural gas companies. It’s a rare oil borehole that also doesn’t produce “associated” natgas–either a little or a lot. Earlier this week the Forbes magazine website published a list of the Top 25 publicly traded oil companies in the world. Interesting factoid: 7 of the top 25 publicly traded oil companies are headquartered in the U.S. Another factoid: Even though the price for oil decreased by more than 50% over the past year, production of oil in the U.S. went up nearly 11%–thanks to shale. Below we’ve grabbed some of the commentary from the Forbes article, along with the Top 10 (of the Top 25) list of the largest oil companies in the world…

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