4 of 500
4. BP
Financials: Latest Results
Rank: 4 (Previous rank: 4)
CEO: Anthony B. Hayward
Employees: 80,300
Address: 1 St. James Sq.
London  SW1Y 4PD
Country: Britain
Website: www.bp.com
BP rounds out the top three energy companies on our list. Despite lower demand and falling prices, it managed to post hefty profits. It's also moving forward with a handful of new projects including a site in Indonesia that is expected to generate about 7.6 million tons of liquefied natural gas for export per year.

BPs 2010 outlook is much less certain following the worst oil spill in U.S. history. As of press time, oil continues to spew into the Gulf of Mexico from one of its offshore rigs. BP has already spent billions of dollars to clean up the disaster, and has canceled shareholder dividends for the rest of 2010. The company has also established a $20 billion fund to compensate businesses impacted by the spill as civil and federal criminal investigations continue.


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  $ millions % change from 2008
Revenues 246,138.0 -32.9
Profits 16,578.0 -21.6
Assets 235,968.0 --
Stockholders' equity 101,613.0 --
Profits as % of  
Revenues 6.7
Assets 7
From the July 26, 2010 issue
Figures prepared in accordance with International Accounting Standards.
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
Company 2009 Profits
($ millions)
Gazprom $24,556
Exxon Mobil $19,280
Industrial & Commercial Bank of China $18,832
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