Reuters  Mar 21  Comment 
Oil major Royal Dutch Shell on Wednesday reiterated its expectation to generate $6 billion to $7 billion annual organic free cash flow by 2020 for its downstream business.
Channel News Asia  Mar 14  Comment 
After almost three barren years for investors who have poured millions into the U.S. oil sector, producers are finally opening the floodgates to a wave of share buybacks that will return money to shareholders this year.
Reuters  Mar 13  Comment 
Oil major BP Plc expects more than 90 percent of the world's shipping fleet will comply with new regulations slashing sulphur levels ships are allowed to burn starting 2020, a company executive said on Tuesday.
Channel News Asia  Mar 13  Comment 
Oil majors are evaluating bids for offshore exploration rights in Argentina, a major change in a country that sent Spanish energy giant Repsol packing six years ago and has seen little offshore exploration for decades.
The Economic Times  Mar 12  Comment 
The BSE Oil & Gas index was trading 0.66 per cent up at 15,151 around 12:30 pm (IST).
OilVoice  Mar 2  Comment 
  With the last of the financial statements from major producers out, it is clear that 2017 has ...
The Economist  Mar 1  Comment 
Better uses for $1.1bn RESOURCE-RICH Nigeria has long ignited interest from oil firms, but it can be a dangerously combustible environment when it comes to the risk of corruption. Two firms caught up in scandals are Royal Dutch Shell and Eni,...
Financial Times  Feb 18  Comment 
Big European groups lay foundations for expansion into the electricity supply chain


The oil majors are vertically integrated oil and gas companies involved in all stages of the oil industry - exploration, production, refining, trading, marketing, and, sometimes, transportation.

The supermajors are the six largest non-state owned oil companies, formed during the consolidation of the oil industry during the mid-1990s:

In the middle of the 20th century, the world's most powerful oil companies were known as the "Seven Sisters". On March 11th, 2007, the Financial Times named a "New Seven Sisters" (most of which are state-owned):

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