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    1. April 27, 2016

      Total returns to profitability in the first quarter

      Total became the second major oil company to report that its refining and trading operations have helped return the...

    2. April 23, 2016

      Uganda to export oil via Tanzania pipeline

      Uganda will export its oil to the Indian Ocean via a pipeline through Tanzania rather than building a joint project...

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    1. March 21, 2016

      Oil pipeline dispute strains east Africa relations

      A dispute over the route of a proposed oil pipeline from Uganda to the Indian Ocean is straining relations in east...

    2. February 26, 2016

      Total and Vitol fined in Iraq corruption case

      Total, the French oil major, has been found guilty of corruption in the United Nations’ oil-for-food programme for Iraq...

    3. February 14, 2016

      Oil majors’ business model under increasing pressure

      Gorgon, a massive liquefied natural gas project off the north-west coast of Australia, is one of the wonders of the...

    4. February 11, 2016

      Oil slides on storage capacity strains

      Oil prices fell on Thursday as a growing glut of crude starts to strain storage options for traders, with supply from...

    5. February 11, 2016

      Total accelerates spending cuts as it braces against falling oil

      Total is to accelerate cuts to capital spending in the wake of the oil price collapse that has sent profits tumbling...

    6. February 8, 2016

      Landmark gas project Laggan Tormore begins production off Shetland islands

      Natural gas from one of the UK’s biggest deepwater fields, the Laggan Tormore project west of the Shetlands, has begun...

    7. December 8, 2015

      Oil price plunge revives fears of dividend cuts

      Not for the first time this year, executives at the world’s biggest oil companies are wondering how much worse the news...

    8. October 28, 2015

      Oil majors rush cuts to hit $60 break-even

      For evidence of just how savage the oil industry downturn has become, consider Royal Dutch Shell’s decision to axe a...

    9. October 25, 2015

      Week ahead: Corporate diary

      Diary commentary from FT reporters; data and company announcements, unless otherwise stated, from Thomson Reuters....

    10. October 7, 2015

      Oil and gas groups join forces to back cleaner energy

      Up to 10 big oil and gas groups will next week attempt to deflect attacks from anti-fossil fuel campaigners with a...

    11. September 23, 2015

      Total: the right cut?

      Why own shares in an integrated oil major such as Total? For financial stability and reliable dividends. The one begets...

    12. September 23, 2015

      Total slashes billions of dollars in oil project spending

      Total, the French energy group, has pledged to preserve its dividend payouts as it announced billions of dollars more...

    13. September 22, 2015

      Oil price slide forces companies to rethink how they operate

      It has four legs, bad breath and is coming to a North Sea oil platform near you. As the world’s energy groups look for...

    14. September 20, 2015

      French companies fear losing Iran trade

      French companies are warning that their government’s tough stance in the Iranian nuclear negotiations could be hurting...

    15. August 27, 2015

      North Sea oil: northern exposure

      Somewhere, deep under the North Sea, lies a British energy legacy. The UK was once considered an oil power. No more....

    16. August 27, 2015

      French oil major Total to sell $900m of North Sea assets

      French oil major Total has stepped up the sale of its North Sea assets following the collapse in oil prices, with the...

    17. July 29, 2015

      Saipem: no charge

      In war, aim to win all without fighting, said Sun Tzu. Saipem, the Italian oil service company, has taken this...

    18. July 29, 2015

      Total sells stake in North Sea gasfield to SSE in $900m deal

      French energy group Total is to sell a stake in one of the UK’s most promising natural gasfields to SSE, the British...

    19. July 6, 2015

      Total: Scripping and saving

      A simple way for oil companies to preserve cash in an era of low oil prices would be to cut dividends and issue equity....

    20. April 28, 2015

      BP and Total boost refining profits to counter oil slump

      Two of the world’s leading energy companies weathered plunging oil prices in the first quarter of this year by making...

    21. April 28, 2015

      Total’s refining and chemicals unit limits decline in earnings

      A tripling of net income at Total’s refining and chemicals unit helped the oil and gas major beat analysts’...

    22. April 27, 2015

      Shell and Total delay west Africa projects after oil price rout

      Royal Dutch Shell and France’s Total have delayed multibillion-dollar offshore oil projects in west Africa as part of...

    23. April 21, 2015

      Russia’s Lukoil eyes return to Iran once sanctions are lifted

      The head of Lukoil said on Monday that the Russian energy group wanted to return to Iran as soon as sanctions on Tehran...

    24. March 15, 2015

      Total puts North Sea gas stake on block

      French oil major Total is auctioning a stake in one of the UK’s most promising natural gasfields, sounding out possible...

    25. February 26, 2015

      Bond issuers increasingly turn to hybrids

      The heavily oversubscribed sale of a €5bn hybrid bond by Total , the French oil group — the largest such issue on a...

    26. February 16, 2015

      Leading groups’ dividends set to creep ahead by less than 1%

      Dividend payments from the world’s largest listed companies are expected to rise by less than 1 per cent this year,...

    27. February 12, 2015

      Total to cut UK jobs and sell $5bn of assets

      France’s Total is to cut 180 jobs at Britain’s Lindsey oil refinery and embark on a wider restructuring of its...

    28. February 2, 2015

      Albert Frère to step down from GBL

      Albert Frère, Belgium’s richest man and the longstanding chief executive of conglomerate Groupe Bruxelles Lambert, is...

    29. January 29, 2015

      Total becomes first major to secure stake in UAE oilfields

      Total has won a contract to develop the largest onshore oil deposit in the United Arab Emirates, the first...

    30. January 23, 2015

      Week in Review, January 24

      A round up of some of the week’s most significant corporate events and news stories. Retail forex brokers buckle under...

    31. January 20, 2015

      Total to cut capital spending by 10% amid oil price rout

      Total, the French oil and gas giant, plans to reduce group-wide capital spending by 10 per cent this year and speed up...

    32. January 20, 2015

      Total’s Patrick Pouyanné vows surgical response to oil price slide

      Pouyanné’s plans for Total As a posse of Total managers heads for the lifts, Patrick Pouyanné peels away to his office...

    33. December 4, 2014

      Oursel dies weeks after quitting as Areva chief

      Luc Oursel, the former chief executive of Areva, has died just over a month after resigning from the French state-owned...

    34. November 26, 2014

      Changing of the guard at the top of the French energy sector

      Power of four There is a rarely seen simultaneous changing of the guard taking place at the top of the powerful French...

    35. November 25, 2014

      Total to face corruption charges in France

      Total is set to face trial in France over corruption allegations relating to Iranian contracts dating from the 1990s...

    36. November 6, 2014

      Australia’s UGL sinks on huge project cost rise

      Shares in Australian engineering company UGL slumped 15 per cent on Thursday after it revealed a US$170m cost increase...

    37. October 29, 2014

      Plunging oil prices hit Total profits

      Total has warned that sharply falling oil prices have strengthened the case for cost cutting as the French oil major on...

    38. 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...

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