ENI Italy Oil & Gas Operations is the largest national gas and oil corporation of Italy. It rates as the 17th in the list of the world’s largest companies. Founded in 1953, the company has been partially privatized at the turn of the century. The corporation conducts its business in 3 main areas: exploration and production of hydrocarbons, gas and power engineering, oil refining and sales. The company operates in 85 countries of the world.