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.

Total committed to South Pars

TEHRAN, July 15 (UPI) -- French petroleum firm Total remains committed to developing the Iranian South Pars natural gas field, Iranian oil officials said Tuesday.

UPI Energy Watch

Gazprom to extract oil, gas condensate in Iran; Moldova seeks to increase stake in joint gas company; Gazprom outlines timetable for Shtokman
ANDREA R. MIHAILESCU, UPI Energy Correspondent

Talking to Iran?

WASHINGTON, Jan. 7 (UPI) -- Gulf state leaders, awaiting President Bush's visit this week, are watching carefully for signs of a big shift in U.S.-Iranian relations.
MARTIN WALKER, UPI Editor Emeritus

Sarko's price for NATO

WASHINGTON, Sept. 27 (UPI) -- Here we go again. France under President Nicolas Sarkozy has again signaled its readiness to rejoin the unified military command of the NATO alliance, which it left in 1966.
MARTIN WALKER, UPI Editor Emeritus
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