The Economic Times  May 5  Comment 
European stock markets rose on Thursday, buoyed by some solid corporate earnings at the likes of BT, and a rise in the shares of major oil companies.
The Hindu Business Line  May 2  Comment 
Shares of Indian Oil Corporation will remain in focus on the oil major’s stake sale through the offer-for-sale (OFS) route to its employees. The OFS window, which opened on May 2, will remain open t...
Reuters  Apr 29  Comment 
Italian oil major ENI could benefit from an additional partner in developing its giant Mozambique gas deposits, especially one with project-management skills in running...
Yahoo  Apr 27  Comment 
Europe's big oil producers had been expected to report their worst quarterly earnings in the current downturn but instead BP, Total and Statoil have delivered share-boosting first-quarter results. The British oil major does not disclose figures...
Benzinga  Apr 26  Comment 
This week is a big week for oil majors and refiners. The majority of the names under Goldman Sachs' coverage report Q1 earnings this week. Analyst Neil Mehta has been using three themes when picking stocks in the space: 1. Coastal...
Yahoo  Apr 25  Comment 
Executives at state-owned oil major Saudi Aramco said the economic reform plan announced by Saudi Arabia's powerful young prince on Monday would fuel growth by boosting existing company initiatives and attracting new capital. Chief executive Amin...
The Times of India  Apr 14  Comment 
London, April 14, 2016 (AFP) -BP's chief executive Bob Dudley faced a shareholder revolt on Thursday over a vast pay rise despite heavy losses and job cuts at the British oil major. Dudley's pay package -- including salary, bonus, shares and...
Reuters  Apr 11  Comment 
BP faces further opposition to its pay at its annual meeting on Thursday after British shareholder advisory group ShareSoc recommended its members vote against the oil major's remuneration report.
The Times of India  Apr 11  Comment 
Crude prices edged down in Asia following last week's gains that were fuelled by data showing a drop in US production, while traders look ahead to an upcoming meeting of oil majors they hope will lead to output limits. Dealers are keenly awaiting...


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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