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Yahoo  Jan 26  Comment 
BP (BP.L) is freezing base pay across the group this year, the latest in a series of steps by oil majors to cut costs in response to sinking oil prices. Over the past year, oil majors have been selling assets to protect cash flows and shareholder...
The Hindu Business Line  Jan 25  Comment 
january 26, 1995 Hindustan Petroleum Corporation, Indian Oil Corporation and Bharat Petroleum Corporation have decided to join hands to promote a joint venture to undertake explor...
Yahoo  Jan 23  Comment 
Europe's oil majors will strike a sober note in their fourth-quarter results and investors will focus on companies' plans to maintain cherished dividends and their strategies to cope with the oil prices collapse that caught many unawares.
Reuters  Jan 22  Comment 
Global oil majors say they are demanding cheaper but better services from engineering and service companies, or simply taking work back in-house, after losing hundreds of billions on cost overruns in the last five years.
Financial Times  Jan 18  Comment 
Oil major to urge lower payment than $14bn maximum penalty for the 2010 Gulf of Mexico disaster
Financial Times  Jan 16  Comment 
Oil major’s shares lifted by Macondo penalty size ruling
The Hindu Business Line  Jan 12  Comment 
Edible oil major Adani Wilmar Ltd plans to invest Rs 150 crore over the next 12-18 months in its rice business, a new vertical it expects to grow over the next few years. The company for...
Financial Times  Jan 4  Comment 
Falling oil prices and rouble crisis to cause fourth quarter loss on stake for UK oil major




 
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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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