With so many moving parts to big integrated oil and gas companies, it can be hard to see what makes them tick. A decent indication of what they are about is shown by how the company expects to grow production, and this is why Fool.com contributor Tyler Crowe thinks Chevron (NYSE:CVX) is the leader of the pack. With a strong push into production in the Permian Basin and Marcellus Shale in the U.S., courting Venezuela to increase its footprint in the oil giant's reserves, and betting on the success of liquefied natural gas in the Asia-Pacific region, Chevron is pursuing stabler endeavors than some other oil and gas majors.

Today, Tyler talks with fellow Fool contributor Aimee Duffy about how these prospects could provide a solid growth strategy for a company that is looking to increase its production by 20% in the next four years.

Fool contributor Aimee Duffy has no position in any stocks mentioned. Fool contributor Tyler Crowe has no position in any stocks mentioned. you can follow them both on Fool.com under the handles TMFAimeeD and TMFDirtyBird, respectively.

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