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Some of the largest natural gas stocks are Exxon Mobil, Chesapeake Energy, Anadarko, Devon Energy and ConocoPhillips, states ProPublica. While there are over 14,000 natural gas companies in the United States, the largest companies perform about one-third of the drilling.


You can buy natural gas stocks from various publicly traded natural gas companies through any stock exchange. Apart from buying natural gas stocks, you can also invest in natural gas exchange-traded funds and natural gas futures, states CommodityHQ.com.


Several factors impact what constitutes a high-performing gas stock, but some of the common funds include the First Trust ISE Revere Natural Gas ETF, the Alerian Energy Infrastructure ETF and the United States Natural Gas Fund, LP, notes The Motley Fool. These funds all trade under different ticker


Chesapeake Energy, Range Resources and Southwestern Energy are natural gas companies offering stocks trading under the symbols CHK, RRC and SWN respectively, as of 2015, notes Forbes. Each of the companies is based in the United States and trades on the New York Stock Exchange.


There are over 14,000 oil and gas companies operating in the United States, most of which are small businesses. Some of the more well-known producers include Exxon Mobil, BP and Conoco Phillips. The 40 largest producers account for more than half of all domestic gas output.


Chevron and ExxonMobil are two of the largest and most profitable oil companies in the world, according to The Motley Fool. Both stocks trade on the New York Stock Exchange, and both companies represent two of the 30 stocks that comprise the Dow Jones Industrial Average, notes CNN Money.


To buy stock in a company, sign up for a brokerage account, search for a desired company and then choose the type of order to place, advises Chron Small Business. A stock represents ownership shares in a company, explains the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority.


Establishing ownership of stock depends on how the stock was purchased, according to the Securities and Exchange Commission. A brokerage firm may have purchased the stock or it may have been bought directly from the company.


To choose a natural gas company for a home, obtain quotes, compare the prices and services and read and sign the contract, notes the National Fuel website. Ask relevant questions of the companies, talk to current customers and fully understand the terms and conditions before signing the contract.


The names of some of publicly traded stock companies are Apple Inc., Regions Financial Corp, Microsoft Corp, Intel Corp, EMC Corp, Halliburton Co, Micron Technology Inc., AT&T Inc., Bank of America Corp, Alcoa Inc. and NRG Energy Inc. Other stock companies are Solar Winds, HMS Holding, iRobot Corp,