Energy and utilities

The energy and utilities industry is concerned with the sourcing, supplying, distribution and management of natural resources including gas, oil, water and electricity, as well as nuclear energy and renewable energy. Companies working in the energy and utilities industry can broadly be categorised by the type of energy or natural resource they provide (for example, as a water company). Many employers carry out multiple functions as energy and utility providers (for example, sourcing or generating, transportation and selling).

The dominant players in oil and gas (notwithstanding their efforts to diversify into other energy sources) retain the top spots. However, BP has regained the number one position from Shell, which had taken it the previous year.

sector winner
BP

BP

Engineering

1
1
EDF Energy

EDF Energy

Civil & Structural +7

2
1
Shell

Shell

Engineering

3
2
ExxonMobil

ExxonMobil

Engineering

4
ScottishPower

ScottishPower

Engineering

5
SSE (Scottish and Southern Energy)

SSE (Scottish and Southern Energy)

Engineering

6
Yorkshire Water

Yorkshire Water

Engineering

7
Anglian Water

Anglian Water

Engineering

8
Total UK

Total UK

Engineering

9
Severn Trent

Severn Trent

Accounting & Finance +4

10
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