Financial Times  Apr 8  Comment 
Supermajors shift focus to their smaller rivals after Shell buys BG
Financial Times  Mar 31  Comment 
Deteriorating performance raises questions over ability to grow without making acquisitions
Reuters  Mar 31  Comment 
Indian oil and gas major Reliance Industries said on Tuesday it had signed an agreement with Myanmar for a production sharing contract for two offshore blocks.
The Australian  Mar 30  Comment 
Shares in Caltex Australia dived nearly 10pc after US oil major Chevron sold down its stake in the company for $4.8 billion.
The Australian  Mar 29  Comment 
US oil major Chevron’s $4.8 billion exit from Caltex Australia will not alter the local company’s strategy.
Reuters  Mar 25  Comment 
British oil major BP expects to sign a deal with the Trans-Anatolian Natural Gas Pipeline (TANAP) project within two months to become a stakeholder in the multi-billion dollar project that aims to reduce Europe's reliance on Russian gas.
Financial Times  Mar 22  Comment 
Groups could be gearing up for acquisitions
Reuters  Mar 13  Comment 
* Targets annual output growth of 3.5 percent (Adds fund manager, details, shares)
Financial Times  Mar 12  Comment 
State-owned group becomes first Asian oil major to tap debt markets since fall in crude price


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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