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PARIS French energy group Total is conducting an audit of a pipeline that supplies its Grandpuits refinery near Paris following leaks in recent years, a spokesman said on Friday.
PARIS Global energy investment is expected to plunge by around 20% or $400 billion in 2020, its biggest fall on record, because of the new coronavirus outbreak, the International Energy Agency (IEA) said on Wednesday.
PARIS French energy group Total said on Monday it had agreed to buy up a large customer portfolio from Energías de Portugal and two of EDP's gas-fired combined cycle power plants in Spain, making it a leading player in the Iberian market.
PARIS French energy major Total promised to pay a steady cash dividend and said it can break even with low oil prices after the impact of the coronavirus outbreak and a collapse in fuel demand led to a 35% first-quarter profit fall.
PARIS, May 5 French energy major Total's
kept its dividend stable despite reporting a sharp
fall in first-quarter net adjusted profit hit by a plunge in oil
prices and the economic slowdown caused by the new coronavirus
PARIS Plummeting electricity demand and falling power prices during the coronavirus outbreak could leave EDF in need of a capital injection by the end of 2020 to avoid a spiralling debt crisis, a source close to the French firm and analysts said.
PARIS French state-controlled utility EDF said on Thursday it expected a sharp drop in its domestic nuclear power output to a record low in 2020 as a result of the fall in business activity caused by the coronavirus crisis, knocking its shares.
PARIS French state-controlled utility EDF withdrew its financial targets for 2020 and 2021 on Tuesday as the economic turmoil caused by the coronavirus pandemic impacted key areas of its business.
PARIS Energy major Total is among several power suppliers that tried to declare force majeure on buying nuclear power from EDF, sources said, as the coronavirus outbreak has pushed prices in the French electricity market far below existing contracts.