#2: Exxon Mobil
Exxon Mobil (NYSE:XOM) is worth $400 billion and, like Chevron, is going to get paid at the pump — not watch its money burn up. The more expensive gasoline and oil prices are in 2012, the better chance that Exxon will break its previous profit records. The last high-water market? You got it — set in 2008, back when crude oil hit a record of almost $150 and motorists were feeling the pain at the pump.