Opinion on Downstream Energy in France

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CommentWire
CommentWire

TotalFinaElf: strong growth despite poor results

French oil major TotalFinaElf has reported Q2 profits of E1.5 billion, compared to E2.5 billion the previous year. Exclusion of non-recurring items reduces the drop to 23% and strong production growth has helped to offset weak energy prices. The results compare favorably with other oil majors, but exposure to Argentina's troubles is yet to be accounted for.

Published By Datamonitor
04 Sep 2002
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Systeme U making a U-turn on E85

Systeme U is to stop selling E85 bioethanol at its filling stations, while other fuel retailers have demonstrated a reluctance to install E85 pumps. Plans to stop selling the fuel are being driven by a lack of consumer demand, perhaps because the French government has not yet developed a taxation system that offers sufficient incentives for motorists to purchase E85 vehicles.

Published By Datamonitor
06 May 2008
CommentWire
CommentWire

Shell: Total speculation

The furor over Shell's reserve estimate downgrades makes it vulnerable to a takeover by France's Total, according to the UK's Observer newspaper. However, with high oil prices fuelling an intemperate M&A climate and Shell being in a stronger position than has been portrayed, such an occurrence seems rather unlikely.

Published By Datamonitor
17 Aug 2004
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Rompetrol launches brand new name in French fuel retailing

Rompetrol has announced that it is to apply the Rompetrol brand to a French highway service station and plans to use it as a test case before further rollout of the name. This step is certainly prudent but, ultimately, the price of the fuel and the location of the chosen sites will be the core drivers of its retail success, with the brand having minimal bearing on motorists' decision to visit.

Published By Datamonitor
10 Apr 2007
CommentWire
CommentWire

Poland: new retail laws could give service stations more business

The Polish government has passed legislation to increase the number of statutory holidays for workers within the retail sector. However, while some have argued that this new law automatically spells bad news for supermarkets, it is likely that they will be able to partially counter any negative effects by selling consumer products through their service stations, which are exempt from the new law.

Published By Datamonitor
16 Jul 2007
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Peugeot and GDF's gas vehicle boosts CNG fuel profile

The recent announcement that Gaz de France and Peugeot Citroen are to launch a gas powered vehicle takes compressed natural gas (CNG) technology a step closer to the mainstream in Europe. With its economics and technology already well proven in other markets, the further development of CNG as a fuel in Europe should be encouraged on both economic and environmental grounds.

Published By Datamonitor
10 Oct 2005
ResearchWire
ResearchWire

LPG: UK to pump up consumption by 39% per year

Published By Datamonitor
24 May 2001
ResearchWire
ResearchWire

LPG: number of French retail sites to rise 5.9% per year

Published By Datamonitor
13 Jun 2001
ResearchWire
ResearchWire

LPG: green light for French

Published By Datamonitor
09 Mar 2001
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ResearchWire

LPG for energy: French demand will increase by third by 2009

Published By Datamonitor
03 May 2001

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