Big Oil

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"Big Oil' sorted by 2005 revenue
Interest ofCharlotte Dennett

Big Oil is used to describe the world's largest publicly owned oil companies.

“I hate to say that big oil is bigger than the United States Government; but its favored treatment at the hands of our government certainly leads to that conclusion.”
Robert K. Killian (8 June 1973) [citation needed]
"Competition in the Energy Industry": Hearings Before the Subcommittee on Antittrust and Monopoly of the Senate Committee on the Judiciary, 93rd Congress, First Session

How Big Oil conquered the world, a video by James Corbett



Page nameDescription
BPMultinational oil company implicated in the 1953 Iran Coup.
ConocoPhillipsAmerican multinational oil and gas corporation
EniItalian multinational oil and gas founded by Enrico Mattei.
GazpromRussian oil and gas giant corporation
Red Line AgreementCreated an oil cartel of immense influence. Except for Gulbenkian, the partners were the supermajor oil companies of today.
Saudi Aramco
Seven SistersBig Oil oligopoly
ShellBiggest Dutch company. Caused trillions in damage due to fracking in Groningen. Convicted worldwide for crimes against locals. Employs hitmen and deep state operatives in African countries. Mislead shareholders for up to $1bn.
TotalA big oil company.


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Bill Gammell


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