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What are some of the major oil stocks?

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Exxon Mobil, Royal Dutch Shell and Chevron are three of the largest oil and gas companies in the world based on total stock market capitalization for 2014, reports Statista. Exxon Mobil’s market cap is $422 billion, Royal Dutch Shell's is $239 billion, and Chevron's is $227 billion.

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Although Exxon, Royal Dutch Shell and Chevron are the largest by stock market capitalization, they are not the largest in terms of liquid oil reserves. International companies, including the National Iranian Oil Company, Petroleos de Venezuela and the Saudi Arabian Oil Company, hold the most oil reserves in the world, according to Petro Strategies. Exxon, Royal Dutch Shell and Chevron rank 14th, 21st and 24th on the list of worldwide oil reserves.

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