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French oil major Total has two months to seek exemption from U.S. sanctions after Washington's withdrawal from the international nuclear deal, Iran's oil minister told state news agency SHANA on Wednesday.
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As oil markets have recovered from the oil price collapse, investors are refusing to forgive or forget the spending habits of big oil, a fact that ExxonMobil appears to be ignoring
Financial Times  May 23  Comment 
Oil major aims to cut methane leaks by 15% and flaring of unwanted gas by a quarter
Reuters  Apr 18  Comment 
French oil major Total said it will buy a majority stake in electricity retailer Direct Energie in a 1.4 billion euro ($1.73 billion) deal that will make it the number two power supplier in France after utility EDF.
Financial Times  Apr 16  Comment 
Growth of renewables requires structural change at companies such as Shell




 
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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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