Big Business Power
Seven Houston-based companies have made the new Fortune Global 500 list, landing them among the largest corporations in the world based on annual revenue.
#16 Phillips 66 ($169.6 billion) The Bayou City's highest ranked business is also its newest. This is the company's first year to make the list since it only recently spun off from ConocoPhillips. Out of the United States companies represented on the list, Phillips 66 ranks fourth, after only Walmart, Exxon Mobil Corp. (also Texas-based) and Chevron Corp.
#144 ConocoPhillips ($63.4 billion) After splitting off from Phillips 66, this company dropped 135 spots.
#241 Schlumberger Ltd. ($43.1 billion)
#246 Enterprise Products Partners LP ($42.6 billion)
#247 Sysco Corp. ($42.45 billion) This is Houston's only non-energy based company to make the list.
#286 Plains All American Pipeline LP ($37.8 billion)
#410 Halliburton Co. ($28.5 billion)
Other Global 500 companies with a strong and growing Houston presence include Royal Dutch Shell (#1), Exxon (#3), BP (#6), Chevron (#11) and United Continental Holdings (#293), which still has one of its largest hubs at Houston's own George Bush Intercontinental Airport. Two notable non-energy companies from the Lone Star State that made the list were AT&T (#34) and Dell (#165).