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France's CGT union announces strikes at EDF over wages

Nov 12 2018

PARIS The energy branch of France's hardline CGT union on Monday announced strikes by workers at state-controlled utility EDF , in protest over wage negotiations and a possible government-led restructuring of the company.

UPDATE 1-France's CGT union announces strikes at EDF over wages

Nov 12 2018

* CGT against plans to break up EDF (Adds details, quotes, background)

Energy group Total raises production target as third-quarter profits soar

Oct 26 2018

PARIS French oil and gas major Total raised its production growth target for 2018, after a new record output and high oil prices during the third quarter enabled it to report its highest net income in a quarter since 2012.

Engie expects four Belgian nuclear reactors to restart by end of year

Oct 18 2018

PARIS French energy group Engie said on Thursday it aims to restart four of its Belgian nuclear reactors by the end of the year, which will help ease a power supply crunch in the country.

EDF says protests could hit French coal power plants until 2019

Oct 17 2018

PARIS French utility EDF said on Wednesday that protests could hit its coal power plants in France until the end of June 2019, due to the legislative process that would lead to the adoption of France's long-term energy policy.

UPDATE 1-EDF says protests could hit French coal power plants until 2019

Oct 17 2018

* RTE head says need more renewables to compensate for coal (Adds comments by head of grid operator, background)

French wind capacity could double with stable regulation - lobby group

Oct 11 2018

PARIS, Oct 11 French wind power developers could increase the rate at which they add capacity and boost their share of the energy mix if the government created a stable and simple regulatory environment in its long-term plan, industry lobby group FEE said on Thursday.

French oil major Total stands by targets, accelerates 2018 share buyback

Sep 25 2018

PARIS French oil and gas group Total on Tuesday reiterated its key production, savings and investments targets for the coming years, and accelerated its investor reward programs in 2018 thanks to high oil prices.

Total finalizes plans to expand Texas Bayport Polymers in petrochems push

Sep 25 2018

PARIS French oil and gas major Total has made a final investment decision to expand its Texas Bayport Polymers joint venture to double polyethylene production capacity to around 1.1 million tonnes a year, the company said.

Engie warns on profit following Belgian nuclear outages

Sep 21 2018

PARIS French gas and power group Engie warned on Friday that the extended outages at its Belgian nuclear plants would push its 2018 net recurring income to the low end of its 2.45 billion-2.65 billion euros (2.2-2.3 billion pounds) forecast range.

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