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.
Total latest to enter Black Sea oil talks

Total latest to enter Black Sea oil talks

PARIS, Nov. 9 (UPI) -- The chief executive at French supermajor Total said his company is considering developing an oil deposit in the Russian waters of the Black Sea.

Total tied to Iraqi oil-for-food scandal?

PARIS, Aug. 3 (UPI) -- The top executive at French energy company Total and 18 others were referred to Paris courts over alleged ties to Iraq's oil-for-food program, a judge said.

Permit delays in gulf raising costs

NEW YORK, Sept. 17 (UPI) -- Oil companies said the Deepwater Horizon oil spill, set off by a platform explosion April 20, has led to higher costs due to delays in obtaining U.S. permits.

Total halts gasoline shipments to Iran

WASHINGTON, June 29 (UPI) -- French energy company Total said it halted gasoline sales to Iran as unilateral sanctions make their way to the desk of U.S. President Barack Obama.

Total, Gazprom discuss Shtokman progress

PARIS, Nov. 30 (UPI) -- Officers from Russian energy giant Gazprom discussed developments in the Shtokman natural gas field with officers from French supermajor Total.

Total CEO: 'Don't forget oil and gas'

PARIS, Oct. 27 (UPI) -- The head of French oil company Total has warned politicians not to implement environmental policies that stop investments in fossil fuels before renewable alternatives are available at a large scale.

Total CEO warns of oil shortage

PARIS, Sept. 21 (UPI) -- The chief executive of French oil giant Total said the recession has stalled development of world oil reserves that could lead to a shortage in the future.

ExxonMobil sees strong energy reserves

HOUSTON, Feb. 17 (UPI) -- American supermajor ExxonMobil said its replacement in 2008 of more than 100 percent of its oil production was on par with its decadelong forecasts.

Oil production peaked, Total says

PARIS, Feb. 16 (UPI) -- Global oil levels have peaked, making it unlikely production will ever pass 89 million barrels per day because of economic and financial restraints, Total says.

Total eyes Syrian oil fields

DAMASCUS, Syria, Sept. 4 (UPI) -- The Syrian Petroleum Ministry plans to hold talks with French oil major Total to discuss exploration of the Deir El-Zour oil field north of Damascus.
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