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List of Oil and Gas Companies

The following is an alphabetical list of oil companies with some information about each of them. This will include some defunct companies like Standard Oil, but that will be noted.


BP P.L.C. (formerly The British Petroleum Company plc and BP Amoco plc) is a British multi-national oil and gas company headquartered in London, England.

Full NameBP P.L.C.
London Stock TickerLSE: BP
Franfurt Stock TickerFWB: BPE
New York Stock TickerNYSE: BP
Headquarters1 St James's Square, London, England, UK
FounderWilliam Knox D'Arcy
FounderCharles Greenway
Founding Date2019-04-14
Chief ExecutiveBernard Looney
Number of Employees in 202370,000
Area ServedWorldwide
Member of (as BP America)
Last Updated 2023-06-10

    Current & Former Brands & Subsidiaries

  • Amoco
  • Aral
  • ARCO
  • BP Connect
  • Castrol

Clean Energy Fuels

Clean Energy Fuels was founded as Pickens Fuel Corp by T. Boone Pickens in 1997, and the current name was chosen when BC Gas bought 75% of the company in 2001. Its main product is natural gas, either CNG or LNG, both being increasingly sourced from dairy farm digesters, making it renewable (referred to as "RNG").

Full NameClean Energy Fuels Corp
Stock TickerNASDAQ: CLNE
Headquarters4675 MacArthur Court, Suite 800 Newport Beach California 92660 USA
FounderThomas Boone Pickens
FounderAndrew J. Littlefair
Founding Date1997
Initial Public Offering2007-05-25
Number of Employees in 2022496
Area ServedNorth America
Last Updated 2023-06-09

    Current & Former Brands & Subsidiaries

  • Clean Energy Cryogenics
  • NG Advantage


Chevron Corporation is an American multinational energy corporation that is mostly involved in oil and gas. The second-largest direct descendant of Standard Oil, originally known as the Standard Oil Company of California, and is headquartered in San Ramon, California.

Full NameChevron Corporation
Stock TickerNYSE: CVX
Headquarters6001 Bollinger Canyon Road San Ramon California, 94583 USA
FounderCharles N. Felton
FounderLloyd Tevis
FounderGeorge Loomis
Founding Date1879-09-10
CEOMichael K. "Mike" Wirth
Number of Employees in 202244,000
Area ServedWorldwide
Last Updated 2023-06-09


Exxon was formed in 1911 when it was spun off from Standard Oil, and after a merger with Mobil in 1999, it became the current company, ExxonMobil.

Full NameExxonMobil Corporation
Stock TickerNYSE: XOM
Headquarters Spring, Texas, USA
FounderJohn Davison Rockefeller
Founding Date1911-05-15
CEODarren W. Woods
Number of Employees in 202262,300
Area ServedWorldwide
Member of
Last Updated 2023-06-09


Nustar Energy is one of the largest independent liquids terminal and pipeline operators in the United States. It is a publicly traded master limited partnership.

Full NameNuStar Energy L.P.
Stock TickerNS
Headquarters19003 IH-10 West San Antonio, Texas, 78257
FounderWilliam Eugene "Bill" Greehey
Founding Date2001-04-16
CEOBrad Barron
Area ServedWorldwide
Last Updated 2023-06-09


Full NameShell PLC
London Stock TickerLSE: SHEL
New York Stock TickerNYSE: SHEL
HeadquartersShell Centre, SE1 7PB, London, UK
Shell Transport and Trading Co. FounderMarcus Samuel
Shell Transport and Trading Co. FounderSamuel Samuel
FounderJean Baptiste August Kessler
FounderHenri Wilhelm August Deterding
Royal Dutch Petroleum Co. FounderHugo Loudon
Founding Date1907-04
CEOWael Sawan
Number of Employees in 202286,000
Area ServedWorldwide
Last Updated 2023-06-09


Valero Energy started as the successor of Coastal States Gas Corporation's Subsidiary, LoVaca Gathering Company. The name Valero comes from Mission San Antonio de Valero, the original name of the Alamo.

Full NameValero Energy Corporation
Stock TickerNYSE: VLO
Headquarters1 Valero Way San Antonio, Texas, 78249 USA
FounderWilliam Eugene "Bill" Greehey
Founding Date1980-01-01
CEOJoseph W. Gorder
Number of Employees in 201810,000
Area ServedNorth America
Last Updated 2023-06-09