Top oil stocks as of 2015 include Exxon Mobil Corporation, PetroChina Co. LTD, Chevron Corporation, Statoil ASA and ConocoPhillips Co., according to Investopedia. Forbes suggests Penn Virginia, Oasis Petroleum, Whiting Petroleum, Chesapeake Energy and Energy XXI as the top oil stocks to buy in 2015.
Nasdaq offers a list of oil stocks to buy in 2015, which have a market cap above $1 billion. Companies on the list include Whiting Petroleum, Linn Energy, Denbury Resources, Patterson-UTI Energy, SM Energy Company and EP Energy Corporation. Other companies on the same list are Freeport McMoran, Helmerich & Payne, Haliburton Company and Continental Resources.