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11. Chevron
Chevron
Financials: Latest Results
Rank: 11 (Previous rank: 5)
CEO: John S. Watson
Employees: 64,132
Address: 6001 Bollinger Canyon Rd.
San Ramon, California  94583
Country: U.S.
Website: www.chevron.com
Like its rivals, Chevronís earnings dropped in 2009 amid a tough global economy. But the number two U.S. oil and gas company offset that downside with its exploration and production units in the Gulf of Mexico, Kazakhstan, and Nigeria.

This year, Chevron said it will focus on exploration and production, expand research in alternative energy sources, and cut back on investments in processing and refining. The company hasn't been scared out of deep waters by the BP spill: Chevron will continue with plans to explore off the coasts of the U.K., Canada, and Brazil.

-- Betsy Feldman

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  $ millions % change from 2008
Revenues 163,527.0 -37.9
Profits 10,483.0 -56.2
Assets 164,621.0 --
Stockholders' equity 91,914.0 --
Profits as % of  
Revenues 6.4
Assets 6.4
From the July 26, 2010 issue
Excise taxes have been deducted.
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U.S. 139
Japan 71
China 46
Company 2009 Number of Employees
Wal-Mart Stores 2,100,000
China National Petroleum 1,649,992
State Grid 1,533,800
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Gazprom $24,556
Exxon Mobil $19,280
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