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SeekingAlpha  Sep 16  Comment 
By Sarfaraz A. Khan: The Norwegian energy major Statoil (NYSE:STO) has recently announced another major asset sale; and that is great news for investors. On Friday, Statoil announced the sale of some of its domestic assets to Wintershall AG for...
Reuters  Sep 12  Comment 
Shares in oil major BP briefly spiked higher on Friday, a move which several traders blamed on a likely human error - a "fat finger" trade.
New York Times  Sep 12  Comment 
New European Union sanctions curbing access to western financial markets for some of Russia's largest firms are targeting banks, arms manufacturers, the country's leading oil company, Rosneft, as well as the crude subsidiary of its state-owned...
Wall Street Journal  Sep 4  Comment 
BP's Deepwater Horizon disaster continues to throw up potential new liabilities at a time when the oil major's investment case is already weakening relative to its peers.
Reuters  Sep 4  Comment 
Oil major BP said on Thursday it will appeal a U.S. court decision that found it grossly negligent with respect to the Gulf of Mexico 2010 oil spill and added the court will hold additional proceedings due to begin next January.
Yahoo  Sep 2  Comment 
BP Plc (BP.L) asked a U.S. District Court in New Orleans said the lawyer, Patrick Juneau, lacks neutrality because he had advocated for claimants before the court appointed him to run the claims program. It was the latest in a series of legal...
SeekingAlpha  Sep 2  Comment 
By Richard Zeits: For many North American E&P companies, unconventional resource plays have been a once in a lifetime fortune-making opportunity. For many Oil Majors, on the other hand, the same shale plays have been an opportunity missed and, in...
SeekingAlpha  Aug 28  Comment 
By Price Point: European oil major BP Plc (NYSE:BP) remains on track to deliver $30-$31 billion of cash flow this year and continues to lead the industry on disposals, buybacks, and dividend increases. However, as additional gains in operational...
Financial Times  Aug 27  Comment 
African country is making sure a growing share of its assets are owned by homegrown companies
Channel News Asia  Aug 25  Comment 
Singapore's rig-builders could be facing softer margins in the next year or two as the impact of oil majors cutting back on capital expenditure trickles down the production line. Despite the challenging environment, industry experts say the...




 
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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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