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France's Total completes Direct Energie deal and buys electric vehicles charging firm

4:51am EDT

PARIS Total has expanded its footprint in the French electricity market with the completion of its takeover of alternative power supplier Direct Energie, and the acquisition of an electric vehicle charging solutions provider.

French draft power sector reform draws criticism from independent firms

Sep 19 2018

PARIS The French government plans to reform the way independent power firms buy nuclear electricity from state-run EDF, but has drawn criticism from the smaller firms which say the draft proposals will reduce competition and increase their costs.

France's Saft targets new generation battery production from 2020

Sep 12 2018

PARIS France's Saft, a unit of energy company Total , expects its four-way European battery alliance to begin mass production of new generation lithium-ion batteries from early 2020.

France's Saft targets new generation battery production from 2020

Sep 12 2018

PARIS, Sept 12 France's Saft, a unit of energy company Total, expects its four-way European battery alliance to begin mass production of new generation lithium-ion batteries from early 2020.

After Kaombo, Total doubles down on African oil

Aug 16 2018

PARIS Shortly after launching a new project in Angola, French oil major Total said it was searching for more resources in Africa, including in Senegal and Mauritania.

Oil major Total raises 2018 output and savings target as second-quarter profits rise

Jul 26 2018

PARIS French oil and gas major Total raised its 2018 savings and oil production targets after a new record quarterly output, costs savings, and high oil prices lifted its net profit in the second quarter.

Paris fanzone fills with 90,000 willing 'Les Bleus' to World Cup victory

Jul 15 2018

PARIS Crowds of cheering French soccer fans gathered in Paris on Sunday, draped in red, white and blue and singing the Marseillaise, as excitement grew head of the France-Croatia showdown at the World Cup final in Moscow. | Video

Soccer-Hopeful fans gather in Paris, willing "Les Bleus" to World Cup victory

Jul 15 2018

PARIS, July 15 Crowds of cheering French soccer fans began gathering in Paris on Sunday, draped in red, white and blue and singing the Marseillaise, as excitement was building ahead of the France-Croatia showdown at the World Cup final in Moscow.

French farmers block refineries, fuel depots over palm oil imports

Jun 11 2018

PARIS French farmers have blocked access to oil depots and refineries with tonnes of onions, wood and rubble, as part of a three-day protest over plans to allow Total to use imported palm oil at a biofuel plant. | Video

Total determined to drill Amazon basin as Greenpeace storms AGM

Jun 01 2018

PARIS Total is determined to push ahead with its plans to drill for oil in the Amazon basin, it said on Friday as Greenpeace activists interrupted its annual general meeting in protest at the project.

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