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    1. October 24, 2014

      Week in Review, October 25

      A round up of some of the week’s most significant corporate events and news stories. Pouyanné takes Total reins after plane...

    2. October 24, 2014

      Patrick Pouyanné, the Total package

      When Patrick Pouyanné hulks his great body out of the Total office every night he carries with him a large black holiday...

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    1. October 22, 2014

      Pouyanné ticks the boxes for Total

      Patrick Pouyanné is young to become a chief executive of one of the world’s largest oil companies. But for Total’s board of...

    2. October 22, 2014

      Total picks Pouyanné to succeed de Margerie as chief executive

      Patrick Pouyanné has been chosen as the new chief executive of French oil major Total, following the death of Christophe de...

    3. October 21, 2014

      Total chief dies in Moscow air crash

      Christophe de Margerie, chief executive of French oil group Total, has died after his business jet crashed on take-off at a...

    4. October 21, 2014

      Total: After de Margerie

      Christophe de Margerie will be remembered for much more than just his stewardship of Total, where he had been chief...

    5. October 21, 2014

      Russian investigators probe Total corporate jet crash

      Russian investigators were on Tuesday trying to piece together how a corporate jet hit a snowplough and crashed on take-off...

    6. October 21, 2014

      ‘Deep bench’ at Total found reassuring following chief’s death

      Death of de Margerie It is a testament to the level of Christophe de Margerie’s political connections that the Russian...

    7. October 21, 2014

      Christophe de Margerie, Total chief executive, 1951-2014

      Death of de Margerie With the death of Christophe de Margerie, the energy industry has lost one of its most influential and...

    8. October 21, 2014

      A death in the boardroom

      The untimely death of a chief executive or corporate leader is clearly a shock for any company. Total is currently...

    9. October 21, 2014

      Total chief Christophe de Margerie dies in Moscow air crash

      Death of de Margerie Christophe de Margerie, chief executive of French oil group Total, died late on Monday when a private...

    10. September 25, 2014

      Oil majors’ R&D into conventional and renewable energy at risk

      The companies that own the world’s most powerful supercomputers for commercial use are not in the information technology...

    11. September 22, 2014

      Sanctions scupper Total/Lukoil venture

      France’s Total on Monday said its joint venture with Russia’s Lukoil, to explore shale oil in western Siberia, had ground to...

    12. September 19, 2014

      French chemicals group Arkema seeks to buy Blu Tack maker Bostik

      French speciality chemicals group Arkema is seeking to buy the maker of Blu Tack, the child-friendly adhesive pioneered in...

    13. August 27, 2014

      Shell-led group close to selling Nigeria oilfields for $5bn

      A Royal Dutch Shell-led consortium is close to selling several Nigerian oilfields for about $5bn to domestic buyers, as...

    14. August 1, 2014

      Week in review, August 2

      A round up of some of the week’s most significant corporate events and news stories. Majors brace as sanctions against...

    15. July 30, 2014

      Ukraine tensions prompt Total to suspend Novatek share buys

      Escalating tensions over Ukraine have prompted oil major Total to freeze its programme of buying shares in Russia’s Novatek,...

    16. July 20, 2014

      Kashagan delays mar outlook for Eni, Total and Shell

      Three of Europe’s largest oil companies could take a $1.5bn hit to earnings as a result of delays to Kashagan, the $50bn oil...

    17. June 30, 2014

      Global capital expenditure by companies still stalling

      An expected pick-up in global capital investment by cash-rich companies has failed to materialise so far this year. Although...

    18. June 8, 2014

      Shale boom brings its own set of challenges

      In one of his characteristically compelling turns of phrase, Bill Clinton said: “So far, every single person that’s bet...

    19. May 30, 2014

      Total to sell Azerbaijan gasfield stake to Turkey for $1.5bn

      Total has agreed to sell its stake in the huge Shah Deniz gasfield in Azerbaijan to Turkey’s state oil company for $1.5bn....

    20. April 30, 2014

      Total profits hit by weaker refining margins and lower production

      Total said first-quarter profit fell 10 per cent on lower production and a decline in European refining margins. However,...

    21. April 14, 2014

      Total to invest $16bn in Angola ultra-deep offshore project

      French oil company Total will spend $16bn dollars developing the ultra-deep offshore oil project in Angola after repeated...

    22. April 9, 2014

      Revenues fail to materialise as energy explorers in Mauritania keep looking

      Not long after oil was first discovered in Mauritania 13 years ago, the government set up an official overseas fund to...

    23. March 27, 2014

      Total and Lukoil in talks over Russian shale deal

      Total is in talks to partner with Lukoil on its shale oil projects in Russia, as Moscow targets unconventional resources to...

    24. March 7, 2014

      Kazakhstan pushes for $737m in damages from Kashagan gas leak

      The government of Kazakhstan will seek $737m in damages from the consortium of international companies developing the...

    25. March 6, 2014

      Kashagan fails to live up to promise

      What happens when geology, politics and corporate bureaucracy collide? The answer is Kashagan, the $50bn oilfield in the...

    26. February 28, 2014

      Total looks to sell stake in Azerbaijan gasfield

      Total is in talks to sell its stake in a huge gasfield in Azerbaijan after it baulked at the enormous cost of the project,...

    27. February 12, 2014

      Total lifts dividend despite sharp fall in profits

      Total has bowed to investor pressure to cut capital spending and return more cash to shareholders, announcing a dividend...

    28. January 26, 2014

      Oil groups pressed to restrain spending

      Energy investor Chris Wheaton recently wrote to Royal Dutch Shell’s new chief executive Ben van Beurden with a few ideas on...

    29. January 17, 2014

      Small-cap Week, January 18

      UK shale gas prospectors led the small-cap gainers this week after French group Total gave the fledgling industry a vote of...

    30. January 15, 2014

      Total deal shines spotlight on UK shale pioneers

      French oil major Total’s shale gas announcement on Monday was a key turning point for the UK industry. It brought a...

    31. January 13, 2014

      UK energy: shale we dance?

      When the band starts up, it’s hard not to dance. In the UK, the music is shale gas, and Total, the French oil company, is no...

    32. January 13, 2014

      Cameron pledges cash for communities to ease path for UK fracking

      David Cameron has sought to quell unrest in Conservative heartlands about the impact of fracking by promising a business...

    33. January 12, 2014

      France’s Total to invest $50m in UK shale gas exploration

      France’s Total will become the first oil major to invest in Britain’s fledgling shale sector when it announces plans on...

    34. January 10, 2014

      Total joins UK’s pursuit of shale boom

      Total of France is to become the first major oil company to explore for shale gas in the UK, in a big boost for government...

    35. December 16, 2013

      Total and Statoil pull out of Tanap gas pipe deal

      Oil majors Total and Statoil have dropped their interest in a planned pipeline that would bring natural gas from the Caspian...

    36. December 16, 2013

      GTT prepares for offering to tap boom in liquefied natural gas

      Gaztransport & Technigaz, the engineering company, said it had registered documents with the French authorities ahead of an...

    37. December 6, 2013

      Glencore plans to drop Xstrata name

      Glencore Xstrata plans to drop the ‘Xstrata’ from its corporate name – in a move that will erase the final remnants of a...

    38. beyondbrics

      November 21, 2013

      Nigeria petroleum bill: still causing consternation

      Investors in Nigeria’s oil sector have been having a tough time of it as commercial-scale theft and sabotage have hurt...

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