Geneva, Switzerland; Rotterdam, the Netherlands Staff numbers: Top focus is physical oil trading. It scaled down derivatives trading several years ago. Last week, Vitol was first to export oil from rebel-held Libya. Vitol and Glencore were among dozens of firms accused of paying kickbacks to Iraq in by a commission that probed the United Nation's Oil for Food programme.
It holds large stakes in publicly listed firms such as Xstrata. Citigroup's Wormsley returns to centre stage with Glencore deal. Glencore's share of global commodity markets. Today, nearly 90pc of the company is still owned by the Cargill and MacMillan families. The remainder is owned by employees. Winkler-Koch Engineering co-founded by Fred Koch in Wichita, Kansas Staff numbers: The duo has spent millions funding advocacy groups and political campaigns of right-wing US politicians and candidates.
David Koch has argued against evidence of global warming as a result of industrial activity. It split off from a group of companies run by Marc Rich. Geveva, Switzerland Staff numbers: It is moving staff from London to Geneva.
In , Trafigura and lawyers representing about 30, Ivorians agreed on a pre-trial settlement to end a class action lawsuit, which had accused it of causing illness by dumping toxic waste off Ivory coast in Amsterdam, the Netherlands, Geneva, Switzerland Staff numbers: Less than Focuses on: Has expanded in power and coal trading.
In , Timchenko wrote an open letter to say media speculation that he enjoyed special ties with Russia's former president and current prime minister, Vladimir Putin, were overblown. It is known for converting a beverage alcohol plant into its first ethanol fuel facility in during the Arab Oil Embargo. Shareholders include China Investment Corp, which in bought a Geneva, Switzlerland Staff numbers: Mercuria sold million tonnes of physical crude oil and oil products in including fuel oil, middle distillates, naphtha and gasoline.
It also trades power, natural gas, coal and biodiesel and has storage capacity in Estonia and the Netherlands. Last year, Dunand told Reuters the firm might go public in two to three years. White Plains, New York Staff numbers: It was the largest producer and supplier of fertilizer in South America before selling off its Brazilian fertilizer nutrients assets to Vale in Accounted for 10pc of Citigroup's net income.
Westport, Connecticut Staff numbers: A couple of dozen staffers, according to press reports. Marc Rich started his commodities trading career here as mailroom attendant and apprentice in Rich scored major profits for the company by doing business with far-flung governments and helped create a global spot market for oil.
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