Total in 2014

January

Total becomes the first international oil company to enter into shale gas in the United Kingdom with the acquisition of interests in two exploration and production licenses.

In Chile, Total affiliate SunPower begins construction of Salvador PV, one of the world’s biggest merchant solar power plants. The plant was inaugurated in January 2015.

March

Total becomes Egypt’s second-largest private retail operator with the acquisition of Chevron’s retail assets in the country, only a few months after purchasing Shell's.

April

Total launches Kaombo in Angola, a complex project with carefully managed costs that will contribute to its production potential in 2017.

May

Construction of Total’s biggest-ever blending plant continues in Singapore. Start-up is scheduled for the second quarter of 2015.

June

CLOV comes on stream in Angola, in Block 17, which is now Total’s biggest production hub worldwide.

The Total-Amyris biojet fuel made from sugarcane is approved for commercial use.

Total publishes its new Code of Conduct for its employees and other stakeholders.

July

Total announces that it has entered into exclusive negotiations to sell Totalgaz, its liquefied petroleum gas (LPG) distributor in France, to UGI Corporation, the parent company of Antargaz.

August

SATORP, Total and Saudi Aramco’s brand-new refining and petrochemical complex in Saudi Arabia, reaches its full capacity of 400,000 barrels per day.

September

Total announces plans to sell Bostik, its adhesives affiliate, to Arkema.

Total and five other leading energy companies announce the Oil & Gas Climate Initiative at the U.N. Climate Summit in New York.

October

Total launches the new “Committed to Better Energy” Group-wide initiative. The accompanying corporate advertising campaign is rolled out in 21 countries.

Christophe de Margerie died tragically in an airplane accident at Vnukovo International Airport in Russia on the night of October 20. His death elicited a strong wave of emotion. As Total’s leader since 2007, he had reshaped the company, reorganizing it and guiding it into solar energy. His actions were inspired by two core principles: industrial excellence and corporate social responsibility.

Thierry Desmarest was appointed Chairman of the Board of Directors and Patrick Pouyanné, Chief Executive Officer of Total. Philippe Sauquet succeeded Mr. Pouyanné as President, Refining & Chemicals.

November

Total inaugurates Ningbo, its new polystyrene plant in China, and invests close to $2 billion at the Daesan refining and petrochemical complex in South Korea, thereby strengthening its positions in Asia.

December

Total marks International Anti-Corruption Day on December 9.