Reuters  2 hrs ago  Comment 
Oil majors including Statoil, Shell and Chevron are experimenting with various technologies, from drones and drill design to data management, to drive down costs and weather a deep downturn.
The Economic Times  Oct 11  Comment 
The pan-European STOXX 600 index was down by 0.3 per cent, with the index down by around 7 per cent so far in 2016.
Wall Street Journal  Oct 7  Comment 
French oil major Total has agreed to sell a specialty chemicals business to investment firm The Carlyle Group for $3.2 billion in its effort to slim down and raise cash in the face in a slump in oil prices.
Reuters  Oct 6  Comment 
Global oil major BP will set up 3,500 fuel stations in India, becoming the second overseas firm drawn to the rising demand for gasoil and gasoline in the world's fastest growing major economy.
Wall Street Journal  Sep 30  Comment 
Nigeria’s cash-strapped government is suing some of the world’s biggest oil companies on claims they were involved in illegally exporting $12.7 billion of the country’s crude to the U.S. between 2011 and 2014.
Reuters  Sep 26  Comment 
Russian oil majors Rosneft and Gazprom Neft are raising the share of production from hard-to-recover reserves, to counter declining conventional output, showing the complexities facing producer nations seeking to tackle a global oversupply of crude.
Reuters  Sep 20  Comment 
Italian oil major Eni has delayed the planned $3.4 billion sale of its domestic retail business, sources said, as political uncertainty caused by an upcoming referendum on...


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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