Wall Street Journal  Dec 10  Comment 
BP has become the latest natural-resources company to announce cuts during a time of slumping commodity prices and uncertain demand.
Yahoo  Dec 9  Comment 
British oil major BP plans to invest more than $12 billion in Egypt over the next five years, and to double its gas supplies to the local market in the next decade, the country manager of BP Egypt said ...
Reuters  Dec 2  Comment 
* French oil major Total says no impact on production (Adds comments from producers, context)
Reuters  Nov 22  Comment 
Moscow will seek new partners in countries that have not imposed sanctions on it if Western oil and gas companies pull out of projects with Russia, RIA news agency quoted Energy Minister Alexander Novak as saying on Saturday.
The Economic Times  Nov 21  Comment 
Jaitley's comments come in the wake of Bombay High Court order earlier this week wherein Income-Tax Department lost its Rs 18,000-crore transfer pricing cases against oil major Shell India.
Reuters  Oct 31  Comment 
* Falling oil price and maintenance boost refining margins
Wall Street Journal  Oct 30  Comment 
French oil major Total SA is well placed to weather the recent oil-price volatility, its new Chief Executive Patrick Pouyanné told a London industry conference Thursday.
The Hindu Business Line  Oct 30  Comment 
  The British oil major, BP, has said it would “work with the new Indian government” on the ‘premium’ prices that the government has promised for natural gas produced from future disc...
Financial Times  Oct 30  Comment 
Oil major reports third-quarter profits above expectations despite crude price fall
Wall Street Journal  Oct 29  Comment 
Norwegian oil major Statoil swung to a third-quarter net loss, hurt by impairment charges and weaker energy prices, which its CEO said could fall further.
Wall Street Journal  Oct 29  Comment 


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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