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MarketWatch: Platts Releases 2006 Top 250 Global Energy Companies List

Sep 6, 2006

SINGAPORE, Sept 06, 2006 /PRNewswire via COMTEX/ — Platts today released its annual 2006 Top 250 Global Energy Companies rankings, recognizing the industry’s top-performing companies around the world. The list, led by Exxon Mobil Corporation, was unveiled at the Platts Top 250 Global Energy Companies Asia/Pacific Rim Region Awards Dinner, sponsored by Allegro, Energy City Qatar and LIM. Mr. Li Huaiqi, Secretary to the Board of Petrochina Co. Ltd, the Platts Top 250’s #1 energy company in Asia for five years running, presented the keynote address at the awards dinner.

The Platts Top 250 is a global survey that measures financial performance by examining each company’s assets, revenues, profits, and return on invested capital. All companies ranked have assets greater than (U.S.) $2 billion. The rankings are published on the Platts Web site at www.top250.platts.com and in a special advertising section to be published in the December 11th issue of BusinessWeek magazine.

The Top 10 2006 Platts Top 250 Global Energy Companies are:

    Rank   Company name           Country     Industry*
    1        Exxon Mobil Corp.        USA          Integrated oil and gas
    2        Royal Dutch Shell plc    UK            Integrated oil and gas
    3        BP plc                         USA          Integrated oil and gas
    4        Total                           France       Integrated oil and gas
    5        ConocoPhillips              USA          Integrated oil and gas
    6        PetroChina Co. Ltd.      China         Integrated oil and gas
    7        Chevron Corp.             USA           Integrated oil and gas
    8        Petrobras                    Brazil         Integrated oil and gas
    9        ENI                             Italy          Integrated oil and gas
   10       Statoil ASA                  Norway      Integrated oil and gas

The above is an extract from a MarketWatch Article

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