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French company Total cconsiders investment prospects in Iran

LONDON, Feb. 14 (UPI) -- French energy company Total is mulling investment prospects in Iran's energy sector, Chief Executive Officer Christophe de Margerie said.

Total cleared in Iraqi oil scandal

PARIS, July 9 (UPI) -- French energy company Total said it was cleared by a Parisian court of violating U.N. sanctions during Iraq's controversial oil-for-food program.

Total says no laws were broken with Iran

PARIS, June 3 (UPI) -- French oil giant Total didn't break any laws with its contracts in Iran, Chief Executive Officer Christophe de Margerie said.

Gazprom, Total review Bolivian progress

MOSCOW, March 29 (UPI) -- Russian energy company Gazprom said it was examining the potential for working with Total in Bolivia, which has the third-largest gas reserves in Latin America.

Total taking closer look at British shale

LONDON, Feb. 15 (UPI) -- French energy company Total sees the shale natural gas prospects in the United Kingdom are ripe for development, said Total CEO Christophe de Margerie.

Total sees Elgin restart soon

LONDON, Feb. 15 (UPI) -- French supermajor Total expects to restart operations at the Elgin natural gas field in the North Sea as a soon as possible, the company's top executive said.

Two face trial on sanctions violations

PARIS, Jan. 22 (UPI) -- The head of one of France's largest oil refiners and a former interior minister face trial in Paris on charges they broke an oil embargo on Iraq, officials say.

Total asked about oil-for-food scandal

PARIS, Jan. 22 (UPI) -- A lawyer for the top executive of French supermajor Total said charges related to the controversial oil-for-food relief program for Iraq are groundless.

Energy major opposes Arctic oil drilling

LONDON, Sept. 26 (UPI) -- France's Total SA has come out against drilling for oil in Arctic waters, becoming the first energy firm to condemn offshore oil exploration in the region.
Advocacy group eyes Myanmar's transparency

Advocacy group eyes Myanmar's transparency

WASHINGTON, June 18 (UPI) -- EarthRights International said it was pressing for stronger disclosure rules for international oil and natural gas companies working in Myanmar.

Total says safety is key to profitability

PARIS, April 30 (UPI) -- The natural gas leak off the coast of Scotland shows French energy company Total must commit fully to offshore safety, the company's top executive said.

Total, KPC team up at Chinese refinery

PARIS, March 14 (UPI) -- French supermajor Total announced it signed a preliminary deal with a Kuwaiti counterpart to work together at a major oil refinery in China.

Gazprom, Total eye arctic gas reserves

ST. PETERSBURG, Russia, Feb. 27 (UPI) -- Developing the Shtokman natural gas field in the arctic waters on the Russian continental shelf is a strategically important move, said Gazprom.

Executive: Speculation driving oil prices

LONDON, Feb. 21 (UPI) -- Fretting over the saber rattling with Iran, rather than an actual issue in the oil market, is what is driving energy prices up, an executive from Total said.

Total to challenge French fracking ban

PARIS, Nov. 29 (UPI) -- French supermajor Total said it would try to persuade the French government to repeal its ban on hydraulic fracturing of natural gas deposits in the country.
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