Reuters  Aug 27  Comment 
French oil major Total has agreed to sell some of its gas pipeline assets in the UK's North Sea to North Sea Midstream Partners, an affiliate of U.S.-based private equity firm ArcLight Capital, for 585 million pounds ($907 million).
Benzinga  Aug 26  Comment 
Crude oil’s newest bull, Dennis Gartman, still likes what he sees in the oil market and says in his latest edition of The Gartman Letter that he may soon begin aggressively putting his money where his mouth is when it comes to the stocks of oil...
Financial Times  Aug 26  Comment 
Yields are rising, highlighting shareholder concern that payouts are at risk amid crude price crash
Reuters  Aug 26  Comment 
Two of China's major oil companies said on Wednesday that their profits slumped in the first half of 2015, as a sharp decline in international crude prices hit upstream earnings.
Reuters  Aug 23  Comment 
A state oil firm loyal to Libya's official government based in the east of the country has invited foreign oil firms to discuss existing oil purchase contracts at a conference in Dubai next month, it said in a statement.
OilVoice  Aug 18  Comment 
As Q2 results continue to flood in Evaluate Energy has reviewed the performance of the worlds oil and gas majors BP Chevron ConocoPhillips ExxonMobil Royal Dutch Shell and Total to gauge the
Financial Times  Aug 16  Comment 
Oil major dismisses case as ‘overwrought speculative fiction’
Yahoo  Aug 13  Comment 
The $60 billion of oil-industry spending cuts this year won’t be enough as crude languishes near a six-year low. The world’s biggest producers will need to trim investments by a further $26 billion to meet sacrosanct dividend payments.
Wall Street Journal  Aug 12  Comment 
Refining businesses have softened the blow from lower oil prices so far this year. But exceptionally high refining margins are unlikely to last.


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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