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Ranking of the global top 10 oil and gas companies in 2018, based on revenue (in billion U.S. dollars)

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Top oil and gas companies by revenue 2018 This statistic shows the 2018 ranking of the 15 leading global oil and gas companies based on revenue. The values are based on the 2018 Financial Times Equity list of the leading global companies. U.S. oil and gas company Exxon Mobil was ranked fifth that year, with a total 2017 revenue of some 241.5 billion U.S. dollars.
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The United Kingdom’s Royal Dutch Shell and BP are among the world’s largest oil and gas companies, earning revenues of 322.7 billion U.S. dollars and 252.6 billion U.S. dollars, respectively in 2017, according to the 2018 FT ranking. Royal Dutch Shell, more commonly known as Shell, produced about 595 million barrels of oil and gas liquids in 2017. Shell was founded in 1907 and is headquartered in The Hague, Netherlands and in London, United Kingdom. Shell is vertically integrated in the oil and gas industry and is a part of exploration, production, refining, and power generation, among other aspects of the industry. In 2014, Shell held off on their initial 2012 plans to drill into the Arctic waters near Alaska, citing that there was a lack of clarity in shale exploration in the United States.

The Sinopec Group in China is one of the world’s most profitable companies as well as one of the largest oil and gas companies. In 2017, the company generated 377.3 billion U.S. dollars in revenue. Headquartered in Beijing, the company is also known as China Petroleum & Chemical Corporation. The company focuses on aspects of the oil and gas industry such as petroleum and petrochemical engineering projects, exploration and production of oil and natural gas, as well as storage and transportation.
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This statistic shows the 2018 ranking of the 15 leading global oil and gas companies based on revenue. The values are based on the 2018 Financial Times Equity list of the leading global companies. U.S. oil and gas company Exxon Mobil was ranked fifth that year, with a total 2017 revenue of some 241.5 billion U.S. dollars.
Global top oil and gas companies

The United Kingdom’s Royal Dutch Shell and BP are among the world’s largest oil and gas companies, earning revenues of 322.7 billion U.S. dollars and 252.6 billion U.S. dollars, respectively in 2017, according to the 2018 FT ranking. Royal Dutch Shell, more commonly known as Shell, produced about 595 million barrels of oil and gas liquids in 2017. Shell was founded in 1907 and is headquartered in The Hague, Netherlands and in London, United Kingdom. Shell is vertically integrated in the oil and gas industry and is a part of exploration, production, refining, and power generation, among other aspects of the industry. In 2014, Shell held off on their initial 2012 plans to drill into the Arctic waters near Alaska, citing that there was a lack of clarity in shale exploration in the United States.

The Sinopec Group in China is one of the world’s most profitable companies as well as one of the largest oil and gas companies. In 2017, the company generated 377.3 billion U.S. dollars in revenue. Headquartered in Beijing, the company is also known as China Petroleum & Chemical Corporation. The company focuses on aspects of the oil and gas industry such as petroleum and petrochemical engineering projects, exploration and production of oil and natural gas, as well as storage and transportation.
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May 2018
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Worldwide
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2017
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Ranking compiled in 2018 based on latest available revenue.
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