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The top global companies in four different areas in the energy industry are listed below. These firms were ranked for 2009 by the consultancy PFC Energy.

1. Top Companies in Exploration and Production

2009 Rank Company Name Country
1 Occidental US
2 Canadian Natural Canada
3 Apache US
4 Devon US
5 OGX Brazil
6 BHP Billiton Petroleum Australia
7 Woodside Australia
8 Anadarko US
9 XTO US
10 EOG Resources US
11 EnCana Canada
12 Talisman Canada
13 Cenovus Canada
14 INPEX Japan
15 Novatek Russia

2. Top Companies in Refining and Marketing

2009 Rank Company Name Country
1 Reliance India
2 Formosa Petrochemical Taiwan
3 Indian Oil India
4 Valero US
5 SK Energy Korea
6 Cepsa Spain
7 Nippon Oil Japan
8 S-Oil Korea
9 PKN Orlen Poland
10 Tupras Turkey
11 Bharat Petroleum India
12 SNP Petrom Romania
13 TonenGeneral Sekiyu Japan
14 Neste Oil Finland
15 Essar Oil India

3. Top Equipment Makers and EPCI

Rank Company Name HQ Country
1 Tenaris Luxembourg
2 National Oilwell Varco US
3 Saipem Italy
4 Cameron US
5 Keppel Singapore
6 Fluor US
7 Technip France
8 FMC Technologies US
9 WorleyParsons Australia
10 Petrofac UK
11 McDermott International US
12 Offshore Oil China
13 Sembcorp Industries Singapore
14 Jacobs Engineering US
15 AMEC UK

4. Top Companies in Alternative Energy

2009 Rank Company Name Country
1 Iberdrola Renovables Spain
2 Vestas Denmark
3 First Solar US
4 China Longyuan Power China
5 EDP Renovaveis Spain
6 Xinjiang Goldwind China
7 Renewable Energy Norway
8 SMA Solar Technology Germany
9 GCL-Poly Energy Hldgs China
10 Gamesa Spain
11 EdF Energies Nouvelles France
12 Suzlon India
13 Suntech Power US
14 Covanta Holding US
15 Solar World Germany

The exploration and production group is dominated mostly by companies from Canada and the U.S. Many world-class mining and energy-related companies are based in Canada since the country is rich in natural resources. Four companies from India appear in the refining and marketing category list. In the equipment maker category, six US firms are included. Due to government regulations and demand for green technologies, European firms lead the world in the alternative energy industry. Accordingly 8 of the 15 winners in this category are from Europe.

Source: Top Global Energy Industry Companies