Infographic: How Much Money Big Oil Makes in One Day

| by Michael Allen

The five largest oil corporations [Royal Dutch Shell, ExxonMobil, Chevron, BP, and ConocoPhillips] make a total $14,400,000 every hour.

Additionally, every hour, the five oil corporations got more than $270,000 in federal tax breaks, a total of $2.4 billion, reports the Center for American Progress.

Mitt Romney and many Republicans want to increase what the five oil companies receive in federal tax breaks, which would total to $12.8 million per day.

This infographic, from the Center for American Progress, shows how Big Oil makes and spends its money.