Reuters  Feb 12  Comment 
The chief executive of Total hailed the renewal of its oilfield concession in Abu Dhabi as a "blockbuster" on Thursday and did not deny the French oil major may have coughed up over $2 billion to sign the deal.
The Hindu Business Line  Feb 6  Comment 
An inside view on how oil majors cope with health and safety on oil rigs
Reuters  Feb 5  Comment 
* Oil and gas output fell in 2014, echoes trend over past decade
The Hindu Business Line  Feb 5  Comment 
On a day when IT stocks stole the show in the markets, state-run oil major BPCL held firm to stay ahead of the pack on the NSE near the close on Thursday. At 3.40 pm it was quoting at Rs 750. This...
The Economic Times  Feb 4  Comment 
The cut in fuel prices have come at a time when global crude oil prices have surged 15% since Thursday. Global oil majors have announced cuts in capex.
Reuters  Feb 4  Comment 
U.S. regulators are considering naming BP PLC and its entities in an enforcement action alleging the British oil major violated anti-fraud and reporting rules while using Canadian oil pipelines, BP said in its quarterly results statement on Tuesday.
Motley Fool  Feb 3  Comment 
The first quarterly earnings reports since the collapse of oil prices are in and the numbers show a significant deterioration in profits for the oil majors.
Financial Times  Feb 3  Comment 
Brent moves higher for fourth-straight session


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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