Even the largest U.S. based international investor
owned company accounts for just a small fraction of the
world’s oil and natural gas production. This limits U.S. oil
companies’ influence on world crude oil prices.
U.S. based international investor owned companies
face stiff competition for the world’s natural gas market
share. But this is tempered by the fact that the natural
gas market is more regional in nature than the global
crude oil market.