The Economic Times  2 hrs ago  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.  Sep 19  Comment 
Disposal of maker of Blu-Tack would increase French oil major's sell offs this year to nearly $20bn A French chemicals group has offered to buy Bostik, the maker of Blu-Tack, for 1.74bn (£1.37bn). Bostik, which also makes adhesives and sealants...
SeekingAlpha  Sep 16  Comment 
By Sarfaraz A. Khan: The Norwegian energy major Statoil (NYSE:STO) has recently announced another major asset sale; and that is great news for investors. On Friday, Statoil announced the sale of some of its domestic assets to Wintershall AG for...
Reuters  Sep 12  Comment 
Shares in oil major BP briefly spiked higher on Friday, a move which several traders blamed on a likely human error - a "fat finger" trade.
New York Times  Sep 12  Comment 
New European Union sanctions curbing access to western financial markets for some of Russia's largest firms are targeting banks, arms manufacturers, the country's leading oil company, Rosneft, as well as the crude subsidiary of its state-owned...
Wall Street Journal  Sep 4  Comment 
BP's Deepwater Horizon disaster continues to throw up potential new liabilities at a time when the oil major's investment case is already weakening relative to its peers.
Reuters  Sep 4  Comment 
Oil major BP said on Thursday it will appeal a U.S. court decision that found it grossly negligent with respect to the Gulf of Mexico 2010 oil spill and added the court will hold additional proceedings due to begin next January.


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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