Total's renewable energy drive overlooks Africa entirely
Though one-fifth of Total's hydrocarbon production comes from Sub-Saharan Africa, it has almost no plans for investing in non-fossil fuels there.
A serious contender for being the next boss of Total, Stéphane Michel will soon leave behind his role with North Africa and the Middle East, peppered with complications, to move one step closer to his goal.
The drawn-out talks between Total and the Libyan state over the French major's purchase of Marathon Oil's shares in the Waha concession and the interminable negotiations between ExxonMobil and Trident Energy over Zafiro show just how much sway certain political
Ever since the legal department of the National Oil Corp (NOC) was pressured by the government to order its own chairman Mustafa Sanalla to block Total's $450 million purchase of Marathon Oil's shares in the Waha concessions (currently at 350,000