is a leading multinational energy company with 96,950 employees and operations in more than 130 countries. Together with its subsidiaries and affiliates, Total is the fifth largest publicly-traded integrated international oil and gas company in the world*.
Total engages in all aspects of the petroleum industry, including Upstream operations (oil and gas exploration, development and production, LNG) and Downstream operations (refining, marketing and the trading and shipping of crude oil and petroleum products). Total is also a major actor in chemicals (base and specialty chemicals). In addition, Total has interests in the coal mining and power generation sector and is developing complementary next generation energy activities (solar, biomass, nuclear).
Total's worldwide operations are conducted through three business segments:
- Upstream: Oil and gas Exploration and Production, Gas and Power and other energy sources.
- Downstream: Trading and Shipping, Refining and the Marketing of TOTAL and Elf brand petroleum products, automotive and other fuels, and specialties such as LPG, aviation fuel and lubricants, through both the retail network and other outlets.
- Chemicals: Base Chemicals (Petrochemicals and Fertilizers) and Specialty Chemicals for industry and the consumer markets (rubber, resins, adhesives and electroplating).
* Based on market capitalization (in dollars) as of 31 December 2008.
Last updated 11/01/10
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