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The Australian  Aug 4  Comment 
Shell Australia chair Andrew Smith has hosed down talk the oil major is set to sell out of Woodside Petroleum soon.
Wall Street Journal  Aug 4  Comment 
For how long can Europe’s big-five energy companies maintain dividend levels? Second-quarter results disappointed and the oil price fell about 20% in the past two months.
Forbes  Aug 1  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.




 
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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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