ExxonMobil is the world's largest publicly traded international oil and gas company. It holds an industry-leading inventory of global oil and gas resources. ExxonMobil is the world's largest refiner and marketer of petroleum products, and its chemical company ranks among the world's largest. It is also a technology company, applying science and innovation to find better, safer and cleaner ways to deliver the energy the world needs.
ExxonMobil was formed through the merging of Exxon and Mobil, which were formerly known as Standard Oil of New Jersey and Standard Oil of New York, respectively. Both of these companies were descendants of the Standard Oil Company, which was dissembled in 1911 due to its monopolistic nature.
Since merging on November 30, 1999, ExxonMobil has grown to be the world's third largest company by revenue and the second largest publicly traded company by market capitalization. ExxonMobil owns 37 refineries in 21 countries and makes on an average 6.3 million barrels of refined oil per day.
ExxonMobil markets products all over the world under brand names such as Exxon, Mobil and Esso. The company also owns several hundred subsidiaries in various locations that aid in the production and distribution of ExxonMobil products.