The Times of India  Jun 3  Comment 
Global oil majors like Saudi Aramco and Total plan to tap the retail fuel market in India, oil minister said. India's fuel markets could be a lucrative prize for them as they seek outlets for their petrol and diesel. India posted the fastest oil...
The Australian  May 23  Comment 
Oil Search’s $US2.2 billion ($3bn) joint bid for InterOil with French oil major Total looks set for success.
Reuters  May 18  Comment 
Europe's biggest oil companies, reeling from losing billions in the two-year oil market rout, are intensifying their push into renewable energy as they hunt for new sources of future revenue.
Financial Times  May 18  Comment 
Fierce competition to explore new areas demonstrates hunger for further sources of revenue
Clusterstock  May 17  Comment 
LONDON (Reuters) - BP's head of exploration Richard Herbert is leaving the British oil major after slightly more than two years in the job, a period in which the company slashed spending on the search for new deposits. Herbert, a BP veteran and...
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...


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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