Largest Energy Companies Powering the Globe

Platts, an energy research agency, has released its list of 250 Global Energy Rankings. We’ve got the top 15 for you right here.

Platts constructed their list by comparing individual companies’ assets, revenue, profits, and return on investment capital. All of the them are huge — worth more than $3.5 billion.

There are some stawarts on the list. Exxon Mobil (NYSE:XOM), for example, has maintained its 2010 #1 spot. And you won’t be surprised to find BP (NYSE:BP) on the list as well.

The real story here, though, is the rise of the BRICs, especially (you guessed it) China. 11 of the top 20 companies are from BRIC nations, and while they’re only 4 of the top 10, all of those companies are on the rise. For example, China’s Petroleum and Chemical Corp leaped from 23rd place last year, to 8th place this year.

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So without further ado.

Endesa SA

Endesa SA

Location:Spain Assets: $73,935 mil

Revenues: $34,350 mil

Profits: $4,822 mil

Return on invested capital ROIC: 8.9%

Rosneft Oil

Rosneft Oil

Image: AP

Location:Russia Assets: $83,232 mil

Revenues: $39,431 mil

Profits: $6,514 mil

Return on invested capital ROIC: 10.6%

Reliance Industries

Reliance Industries

Location:India Assets: $55,939 mil

Revenues: $43,636 mil

Profits: $5,248 mil

Return on invested capital ROIC: 12.4%

RWE AG

RWE AG

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Location:Germany Assets: $114,765 mil

Revenues: $65,234 mil

Profits: $4,892 mil

Return on invested capital ROIC: 11.3%

LUKOIL

LUKOIL

Image: Lukoil

Location: Russia Assets: $84,017 mil

Revenues: $104,956 mil

Profits: $9,006 mil

Return on invested capital ROIC: 13%

Royal Dutch Shell

Royal Dutch Shell

Image: Instant Shift

Location:Netherlands Assets: $292,181 mil

Revenues: $278,188 mil

Profits: $12,518 mil

Return on invested capital ROIC: 7.4%

Chevron Corp

Chevron Corp

Location:The United States Assets: $164,621 mil

Revenues: $159,293 mil

Profits: $10,483 mil

Return on invested capital ROIC: 10.2%

China Petroleum

China Petroleum

Location:China Assets: $128,505 mil

Revenues: $192,638 mil

Profits: $9,041 mil

Return on invested capital ROIC: 11.3%

Petro China Corp

Petro China Corp

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Location:China Assets: $254,914 mil

Revenues: $220,177 mil

Profits: $21,034 mil

Return on invested capital ROIC: 12%

E.On AG

E.On AG

Location:Germany Assets: $187,476 mil

Revenues: $115,772 mil

Profits: $12,045 mil

Return on invested capital ROIC: 11.5%

Total SA

Total SA

Location:France Assets: $156,913 mil

Revenues: $157,673 mil

Profits: $11,875 mil

Return on invested capital ROIC: 11.6%

Petrobras Brasileiro

Petrobras Brasileiro

Image: Petrobras News Agency

Location:Brazil Assets: $190,411 mil

Revenues: $100,880 mil

Profits: $16,002 mil

Return on invested capital ROIC: 11.8%

Gazprom Oao

Gazprom Oao

Image: Gazprom

Location:Russia Assets: $270,501 mil

Revenues: $98,135 mil

Profits: $25,578 mil

Return on invested capital ROIC: 11.4%

BP

BP

Image: BP

Location:The United Kingdom Assets: $235,968 mil

Revenues: $239,272 mil

Profits: $16,578 mil

Return on invested capital ROIC: 13.0%

Exxon Mobil Corp

Exxon Mobil Corp

Location: The United States

Assets: $233,323 mil

Revenues: $275,564 mil

Profits:$19,280 mil Return on invested capital ROIC: 15.7%

Article courtesy of Business Insider.

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