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Rank: 3 (Previous rank: 3)
CEO: John S. Watson
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Chevron's got some headaches to deal with: In Nigeria it faces ongoing hostilities from local thugs, and in Ecuador, it's fighting claims that its Texaco unit engaged in toxic-waste dumping.

So why not engage in a little retail therapy? In February, Chevron wrapped up its $3.2 billion acquisition of Pennsylvania's Atlas Energy, adding to its growing portfolio of natural gas operations. It also bought 200,000 acres of the Duvernay shale gas formation in Alberta, Canada. Expect the buying to continue: Chevron says it will boost capital spending 20% this year to $26 billion. --P.N.

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Key financials $ millions % change
from 2009
Revenues 196,337.0 20.1
Profits 19,024.0 81.5
Assets 184,769.0
Stockholders' equity 105,081.0
Market value (3/25/2011) 214,355.5
Profits as % of  
Revenues 9.7
Assets 10.3
Stockholders' equity 18.1
Earnings per share  
2010 $ 9.48
% change from 2009 80.9
2000-2010 annual growth rate % 9.1
Total return to investors %
2010 22.9
2000-2010 annual rate 11.6
Rank Company 500
($ millions)
1 Exxon Mobil 2 354,674.0
2 Chevron 3 196,337.0
3 ConocoPhillips 4 184,966.0
4 Valero Energy 24 86,034.0
5 Marathon Oil 29 68,413.0
6 Sunoco 68 35,453.0
7 Hess 74 34,613.0
8 Murphy Oil 113 23,345.1
9 Tesoro 128 20,253.0
10 Holly 289 8,322.9
11 Western Refining 298 7,965.1
12 Frontier Oil 389 5,884.9
Issue date: May 23, 2011
Revenues: Excise taxes have been deducted.
Acquired Atlas Energy (2009 rank: 974), Feb. 17, 2011.
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