In the Americas, TOTAL is active directly in more than twenty countries and indirectly (via distributors) in approximately twenty additional countries. TOTAL operates a large number of industrial units in these countries including, in particular, the production of lubricants and the storage and bottling of LPG. In addition, since 2012, the Group has opened new distribution subsidiaries in Colombia, Peru and the Dominican Republic, in 2012, 2013 and 2014, respectively.
In the Caribbean, the Group operates on several islands and has a significant position in the fuel distribution business with more than 400 service stations.
In Latin America, TOTAL continues to pursue its specialty products (primarily lubricants and special fluids) growth strategy.
In the United States and Canada, TOTAL mainly markets specialty products, particularly lubricants, jet fuels and special fluids. To strengthen its special fluids business, the Group took on a project to build a special fluids production plant near Houston, Texas, which is expected to be operational in 2015.