The Economic Times  11 hrs ago  Comment 
Oil & gas major Reliance Industries is likely to report a weak quarter today as its all three business segments may see a decline.
Reuters  Jul 8  Comment 
The chief executive of French oil major Total is giving himself until the end of the year to strike oil at a big new field somewhere in the world before considering whether to change direction and cut the exploration budget.
Reuters  Jul 1  Comment 
The ageing oil and gas network of the UK North Sea is seeing a welcome rise in interest from infrastructure specialists and pension funds, giving oil majors a chance to...
Financial Times  Jun 30  Comment 
Norwegian oil major says it will make a decision next year about how to develop the Johan Castberg field after disappointing drilling results
Motley Fool  Jun 25  Comment 
For Western oil majors ExxonMobil, BP, Shell, and Chevron, Iraq represents only a minimal share of production and earnings.
The Australian  Jun 19  Comment 
THE chaos in Iraq has exposed the irresponsibility of shareholders demanding that oil majors slash spending on new projects.
MarketWatch  Jun 18  Comment 
Royal Dutch Shell filed registration documents with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission to float Shell Midstream Partners, a vehicle developed to own, operate, develop and acquire pipelines, for an IPO on the NYSE.
Financial Times  Jun 18  Comment 
Baiji oil refinery, which supplies the north of the country, is under siege and western oil companies have begun withdrawing from oilfields further south
Reuters  Jun 17  Comment 
Some oil companies are pulling foreign staff from Iraq, fearing Sunni militants from the north could strike at major oilfields concentrated in the Shi'ite south despite moves by the Baghdad government to tighten security.
Financial Times  Jun 17  Comment 
Anglo-Dutch oil major is to cut its holding in Australian energy company to 4.5%, raising $5bn as part of a broad restructuring programme


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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