Yahoo  Oct 21  Comment 
The sudden death of Total's top executive may make it even trickier for the French oil major to overhaul its expensive exploration strategy while simultaneously cutting costs to please shareholders as oil prices fall. Total had recently taken the...
Reuters  Oct 21  Comment 
Pressure on the rouble eased slightly on Tuesday as Russian firms sold foreign currency to pay taxes falling due in roubles, but stock market sentiment was soured by the death of French oil major Total's chief executive in a plane crash in Moscow.
Reuters  Oct 21  Comment 
French oil major Total confirmed in a statement that Chief Executive Christophe de Margerie died in a plane collision with a snow plough at Moscow's Vnukovo International Airport shortly after 2000 GMT on Monday.
Yahoo  Oct 13  Comment 
Statoil (STL.OL) exited Azerbaijan's Shah Deniz gas project on Monday, selling a 15.5-percent stake to Malaysia's Petronas [PETRA.UL] for $2.25 billion as part of asset sales to shore up returns to shareholders. Like other oil majors, Norway's...
The Economic Times  Oct 13  Comment 
The oil & gas major is expected to report 2 per cent YoY rise in its net profit number to Rs 5,600 crore for the quarter ended September 30.
Reuters  Oct 9  Comment 
Denmark's Lego has said it would not renew a branding contract with oil major Royal Dutch Shell in the wake of comments from environmental lobby Greenpeace saying the toymaker had fallen in with "bad company".
The Economic Times  Oct 9  Comment 
'Not much of activity may happen in hurry but considering the fact that the pressure which Mr Narendra Modi himself and the government is putting on the oil majors regarding the oil blocks for NELP-VIII and IX which are lying unexplored.'
Benzinga  Oct 8  Comment 
Below are the top large-cap major integrated oil & gas stocks on the NYSE and the NASDAQ in terms of dividend yield. Ecopetrol SA (NYSE: EC) has a dividend yield of 7.50%. Ecopetrol's shares closed at $30.21 on Tuesday. BP p.l.c. (NYSE: BP)...
Wall Street Journal  Oct 3  Comment 
The oil major says Western sanctions are impacting some of its activities in Russia, as its Russian partner Gazprom Neft vows to continue developing the shale deposits by itself.
Reuters  Sep 23  Comment 
French oil major Total has agreed to sell its 25 percent stake in Cardinal Gas Services, a gas transport company operating in Ohio's Utica shale gas basin, to a group of Korean companies for up to $450 million.


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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