Forbes  24 min ago  Comment 
Last week, BP (along with many other supermajors) posted their 2nd Quarter results for 2016, their first report since having “drawn a line under the material liabilities for Deepwater Horizon” spill in the Gulf of Mexico in 2010. Although they...
Wall Street Journal  Jul 29  Comment 
Exxon Mobil is the best of a faltering bunch among supermajors unable to finance both investments and payouts to shareholders while maintaining investments necessary to avoid shrinking.
Financial Times  Jul 29  Comment 
Renewed dip in price of crude deepens gloom as fall in earnings worse than feared
The Australian  Jul 29  Comment 
Oil major Shell looks again to be preparing to sell its remaining $3 billion stake in Woodside Petroleum.
The Economic Times  Jul 26  Comment 
Revenue collection from oil majors like BPCL and HPCL, which fall under Zone-II, almost doubled to Rs 8,399 crore from Rs 4,727 crore a year ago.  Jul 26  Comment 
LONDON (dpa-AFX) - British integrated oil and gas major BP Plc. (BP.L, BP_UN.TO, BP) Tuesday announced a narrower replacement cost loss for the second quarter from the prior year. Revenues were hit by lower oil prices. The company said the...
The Economic Times  Jul 26  Comment 
With BP's focus now returning to growth, it said that a pipeline of projects -- now 70 percent complete -- will add 500,000 barrels of oil equivalent a day by the end of 2017.
Reuters  Jul 15  Comment 
A Russian court will on July 28 start the trial of airport staff charged in the death of Christophe Margerie, the head of French oil major Total who was killed when his jet collided with a snow plow in a Moscow airport, Russian media reported on...
The Economic Times  Jul 15  Comment 
The oil major reported a net profit of Rs 6,318 cr for the same quarter a year ago. Gross refining margin stood at $11.5/barrel in the quarter under review.


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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