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Big Oil: Integrated energy companies

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Despite a global shift towards renewable energies, oil and natural gas literally still fuel the world. Global conflict, economic conditions, the pandemic, supply constraints and international relations are just some of the factors affecting the price of these energies, but how each oil and gas company deals with these factors can dramatically affect its share price. Furthermore, there are many steps and procedures that make up the process of to getting oil from beneath the earth to the gas pump you use. Integrated oil companies oversee every one of those steps: exploration, production, refinement, and distribution. Forget downstream and upstream - these guys do it all.

This Spark lists the biggest natural gas and oil companies that are considered integrated, otherwise known as the 'supermajors'. But don't grab your jerry cans just yet. Make sure you do your own research thoroughly as this isn't advice.