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The energy sector is one of the largest and most important industries in the modern world, and energy companies such as Sinopec Group, Saudi Aramco, BP and ExxonMobil are amongst the largest in the world by revenue. Find out how to buy energy shares from the UK, and why you might invest in the energy sector in this guide.
Popular energy shares to invest in in the UK
The UK is home to some of the world’s leading energy companies, including oil giants like BP and Royal Dutch Shell, as well as renewable energy companies like Greencoat UK Wind.
There are many other energy stocks listed on the London Stock Exchange (LSE) that you can invest in from the UK, including:
88 Energy (88E)
Based in Australia, 88 Energy Limited is a fossil fuel exploration company that is listed on both the LSE and Australian Stock Exchange (ASX). See how to buy 88E shares and learn more about investing in energy exploration companies in our guide.
Why invest in energy stocks?
The energy industry plays a vital role in facilitating our daily lives, and energy companies are amongst the biggest in the world, making them an attractive pick for investors. Traditionally, energy stocks have been a good way for investors to diversify their portfolio while offering good returns.
However, as with many other industries, oil and gas companies were especially impacted by the coronavirus pandemic, as demand for these commodities dropped. This had a knock-on effect on energy company share prices, but many energy stocks have recovered as the world returns to relative normal.
With in green and renewable energy, the sector has also seen a rise in interest from investors looking to capitalise on the potential of sustainable energy, and the predicted impact this will have on the global energy market.
Compare platforms for trading energy stocks
The following share-dealing platforms offer access to a wide range of global (and UK) businesses. See which offers the most attractive rates for your needs, then simply head to the provider’s website and search for the name of the company you want to invest in.
We update our data regularly, but information can change between updates. Confirm details with the provider you're interested in before making a decision.
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