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French prosecutors probe fossil fuel giant TotalEnergies over ‘greenwashing’

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In what is the first legal move of its kind in France, oil and gas and giant TotalEnergies, the former Total, is the subject of an investigation by French public prosecutors which was opened after three NGOs filed a complaint accusing the group of “misleading commercial practices”. The complaint centres on the multinational’s claims over its credentials in policies for environmental protection and the limiting of global warming, including being a “major player” in energy transition, which the NGOs say amounts to deliberately deceptive “greenwashing”. Mickaël Correia reports.

CGT shuns TotalEnergies talks as French petrol crisis drags on

France — Link

Despite the government requisitioning key refinery staff to get petrol flowing again, nearly a third of gas stations still have supply problems.

France’s TotalEnergies faces legal case for 'fuelling Russian planes'

France — Link

French energy giant strongly denies claims it exploited a gas field used to manufacture kerosene that was used by Russian planes in their bombings in Ukraine.

Oil firm offers talks with French unions to stop fuel depot blockades

France — Link

Vehicle owners have faced increasingly long waits to fill their tanks after 10 days of strikes by workers demanding higher wages in response to soaring prices.

France uses strategic fuel reserves as refinery strike continues

France — Link

Walkout by trade union members at TotalEnergies has disrupted operations at two refineries and two storage facilities, while two Exxon Mobil refineries have faced similar problems.

French and Qatari energy giants agree major gas deal

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TotalEnergies and QatarEnergy will collaborate on the North Field South project, a section of the world's largest single gas field nin a deal that could boost gas supplies to Europe from the Gulf state within four years.

French energy giants urge consumers to cut back

France — Link

Bosses of TotalEnergies, EDF and Engie spoke amid shortages and soaring prices due to Russia’s supply cuts and the war in Ukraine.

French energy giant Total to stop buying Russian oil

International — Link

The French company, now known as TotalEnergies, said it has decided to halt all its purchases of Russian oil and petroleum products by the end of the year.

Chinese, French oil firms seal $10 billion deal for Uganda megaproject

International — Link

The so-called Final Investment Decision should pave the way for the export of millions of barrels of oil that was first discovered in 2006 in Uganda, one of the world's most biodiverse regions.

Macron's discreet support for climate-harming oil project in Uganda

International — Investigation

He has not spoken about it publicly. But behind the scenes the French head of state Emmanuel Macron has written to the president of Uganda supporting the role of French oil firm Total in developing an oilfield and a  lengthy new oil pipeline in the East African country. In the capital Kampala, meanwhile, the French embassy has  been wholeheartedly lobbying for the French multinational. Yet the projects are opposed by environmental and human rights groups who say they are not just bad for the climate but will also displace thousands of local people from their land. Mediapart's environment correspondent Jade Lindgaard reports.

French oil giant Total rebrands as TotalEnergies in climate push

France — Link

Total has begun to invest more in solar and wind power, but it is under pressure to do more as climate issues rise closer to the top of investors’ agendas.