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Reuters  Oct 31  Comment 
* Falling oil price and maintenance boost refining margins
Wall Street Journal  Oct 30  Comment 
French oil major Total SA is well placed to weather the recent oil-price volatility, its new Chief Executive Patrick Pouyanné told a London industry conference Thursday.
The Hindu Business Line  Oct 30  Comment 
  The British oil major, BP, has said it would “work with the new Indian government” on the ‘premium’ prices that the government has promised for natural gas produced from future disc...
Financial Times  Oct 30  Comment 
Oil major reports third-quarter profits above expectations despite crude price fall
Wall Street Journal  Oct 29  Comment 
Norwegian oil major Statoil swung to a third-quarter net loss, hurt by impairment charges and weaker energy prices, which its CEO said could fall further.
Wall Street Journal  Oct 29  Comment 
Financial Times  Oct 28  Comment 
Oil major says it is on track to meet full-year performance targets
Wall Street Journal  Oct 27  Comment 
Kuwait has asked Chevron to move its offices out a town in the neutral zone the nation shares with Saudi Arabia, amid tension between the two countries over the concession granted to the U.S. oil major there.
Yahoo  Oct 21  Comment 
The sudden death of Total's top executive may make it even trickier for the French oil major to overhaul its expensive exploration strategy while simultaneously cutting costs to please shareholders as oil prices fall. Total had recently taken the...
Reuters  Oct 21  Comment 
Pressure on the rouble eased slightly on Tuesday as Russian firms sold foreign currency to pay taxes falling due in roubles, but stock market sentiment was soured by the death of French oil major Total's chief executive in a plane crash in Moscow.
Reuters  Oct 21  Comment 
French oil major Total confirmed in a statement that Chief Executive Christophe de Margerie died in a plane collision with a snow plough at Moscow's Vnukovo International Airport shortly after 2000 GMT on Monday.




 
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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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