Share Name Share Symbol Market Type Share ISIN Share Description
Total Produce Plc LSE:TOT London Ordinary Share IE00B1HDWM43 ORD EUR0.01 (CDI)
  Price Change % Change Share Price Bid Price Offer Price High Price Low Price Open Price Shares Traded Last Trade
  0.00 0.0% 165.00 - 0.00 00:00:00
Industry Sector Turnover (m) Profit (m) EPS - Basic PE Ratio Market Cap (m)
Food & Drug Retailers 4,535.1 62.8 8.4 20.6 640

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Total CEO questioned by police in corruption probe - source PARIS (AFX) - Total SA chief executive Christophe de Margerie will today be questioned by French police from the financial department as part of an inquiry into suspected corruption in Iran and Cameroon, a source close to the matter said. The source, confirming a report in regional daily l'Est Republicain, told Agence France-Presse that police acting under the orders of investigating judge Philippe Courroye will question Margerie over suspected bribery over a gas contract in Iran. Nobody at Total was immediately available to comment. The paper said police have also summoned Total's finance director Robert Castaigne, personnel director Jean-Jacques Guilbaud and the head of its gas business, Philippe Boisseau. In December, sources close to the proceedings revealed that Margerie had been placed under investigation in a wide probe into suspected illegal commissions to gain preferential treatment for Total abroad. Courroye was brought in to investigate the affair in Aug 2002 after being approached by Tracfin, the French finance ministry's anti-corruption agency. During 2005, prosecutors started to investigate the possibility that the company had bypassed the oil embargo imposed by the UN on Saddam Hussein's Iraq. AFP's source also said police will question Margerie today over suspicions of bribery of public officials in Cameroon as part of a probe launched in January following a fresh alert by Tracfin. paris@afxnews.com afp/mrg/jfr
grupo guitarlumber
Seems like 9.5% of the shares changed hands on Friday. Should be an announcement coming up.
dealy - interesting watching the volume + price on the Irish exchange - sometimes the 2 quotes get out of lines - maybe that explains some of the weird action here.
Bizarre price rise today - what's going on? On such a bad day there are 37k sells against 23k buys and it's one of the few gainers with +4% !!! The market is incomprehensible sometimes. I sold 17k of these, only to take advantage of some other bargains out there, so am not complaining.
New Edinburgh Distribution Centre Total Produce plc is pleased to announce that it has now completed the construction of and commenced operations from a new customised and state-of-the-art fresh produce distribution centre at Sighthill, Edinburgh, Scotland. This new facility replaces the Group's previous facilities at Chesser Avenue, Edinburgh, and was officially opened by Mr. Andrew Kerr, Minister for Health and Community Care. The building extends to 34,000 sq. ft. and was completed at a cost of circa €7.0 million, including the site cost. The purpose-built facility is designed to maximise operating efficiencies in an environmentally friendly manner. The operational energy requirement has been minimised by the utilisation of the latest energy-efficient electrical and cooling systems, coupled with the extensive use of the highest grade of 100% recyclable materials. The completion of the distribution centre is part of the continuing programme of investment by Total Produce to expand and develop its business.
Total Russian environmental watchdog to check Sakhalin 1 and Khariaga sites MOSCOW (AFX) - The Russian environmental watchdog, Rosprirodnadzor, will begin "checks" of the Sakhalin 1 gas and oil extraction project, led by Exxon Mobil, and of the Khariaga deposits, operated by the French group Total, in March. "We expect to start the first stage of file checks on Sakhalin 1 on March 28. The second on-site stage will start in May", said Oleg Mitvol, deputy head of Rosprirodnadzor, quoted by the Ria Novosti agency. Checks on the Khariaga deposits will start on March 12, said Mitvol, adding that the operation of oil wells will be looked at in particular. The Russian government is accusing Total of delays in the project. The French group owns 50 pct of the project, while Norway's Norsk Hydro has 40 pct. Rosprirodnadzor is often seen as a device used by the government to put pressure on oil companies. The agency last year took action against Shell and its partners at the Sakhalin-2 project, Mitsui and Mitsubishi, forcing them to allow state group Gazprom to take control of the operation. Russian press reports claim the authorities now want to secure entry into the Khariaga project for state-owned company Zarubezneft.
Conocophillips Venezuela project takeover draws concern CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) - President Hugo Chavez's announced takeover of Venezuela's most promising oil-producing operations will likely increase strain on the country's heavily burdened state-run oil company and pressure production at the world's eighth-largest oil exporter. Chavez decreed late Monday that the government would take a minimum 60 percent stake in four heavy oil-upgrading projects -- the country's only oil-producing operations remaining in private hands. The projects are run by British Petroleum PLC, Exxon Mobil Corp., Chevron Corp., ConocoPhillips Co., France's Total SA and Norway's Statoil ASA. "The privatization of oil in Venezuela has come to an end," Chavez said, promising to occupy the fields in the Orinoco River region and fly the national flag over them by May 1. Industry analysts and company executives question, however, whether Petroleos de Venezuela SA, or PDVSA, has the money and capacity to take on the pricey, complex projects, which upgrade heavy tar-like crude into lighter, more marketable oils. PDVSA control of the operations will affect production "without a doubt," said Patrick Esteruelas, an analyst at the New York-based Eurasia Group. Companies have already put long-term investments on hold while negotiating their new stakes and terms, he said. Esteruelas noted that since PDVSA took control of 32 oil fields elsewhere in Venezuela last year, production has declined by as much as 70,000 barrels a day. "It could be similar in the Orinoco or greater," he said. The four projects have a total production capacity of more than 600,000 barrels a day. France's Total, which jointly owns the Sincor project with Statoil and PDVSA, expressed concern Tuesday that putting PDVSA in charge would hamper operations. "What bothers us is the Venezuelan state's desire for majority control of the projects, including Sincor, and the operational constraints this imposes," Total Chairman Thierry Desmarest said at a Paris news conference Tuesday, but said the company would continue to negotiate with the government to "keep a satisfactory profitability." Enrique Sira, the Caracas-based associate director of Andean energy for Cambridge Energy Research Associates, said most of the workers running the projects are Venezuelans and if they are transferred to PDVSA, the impact on operations could be "a lot less dramatic." A publication of Chavez's decree Tuesday set a firing freeze on workers contracted at the projects, indicating the government is keen not to lose their expertise. The four projects are pioneering development of the tar-soaked Orinoco River belt -- an area of huge potential with heavy oil deposits that may outstrip Saudi Arabia's current proven reserves. As older fields elsewhere go into decline, development of the Orinoco is seen as key to Venezuela's future production. But it will require large investments -- something PDVSA may not be in a position to provide. The company's financial commitments have been spiraling: as the cashcow of Chavez's socialist movement, PDVSA now spends well over a third more on funding social programs for the poor than on investment crucial to maintaining output. It has taken on dozens of preferential oil deals with friendly countries that represent little commercial benefit to the company. It plans to run the electricity sector that is also undergoing nationalization and is also entering the agricultural sector. Chavez has not said how the government will pay for its increased share in the projects that represent a total estimated investment of at least US$13.4 billion (euro10.1 billion). The companies also have US$3.9 billion (euro2.9 billion) in outstanding loans and bond issues that were raised to finance the projects. Sira said those loans will have to be paid for and restructured when PDVSA acquires its majority stake. The government has compensated companies reasonably in recent weeks for nationalizations carried out in other sectors, but those agreements were for assets valued far less than the oil projects. The decree gives the companies four months to negotiate whether they will stay on as minority partners.
Future bright for oil and gas interests in Yemen By Adnan Hizam Feb 24, 2007, 19:39 Email this article Printer friendly page Oil Minister `Khalid Bahah Yemen's oil and gas sector is attracting new investment from companies who are positive about the sector's future, say oil executives. "We are very optimistic about the condition of the oil sector in the country, so we are investing in Yemen," said Andrew Grainge, Yemen general manager of Oil Services Limited. "Of course there are many challenges, but we have a good working relationship with the Ministry of Oil, and we have local staff here in Sana'a we work through to pass any challenges. "We have been here for the last six years; we're just about to start offshore block No. 15. We have done extensive surveys." He said that the company has a number of onshore blocks. "We have blocks No. 35, 49 and 3, and we have two blocks waiting to be finalized." Others share his rosy view of the future. "We are really optimistic about the future of the oil and gas sector in Yemen," said Rick Pultz, deputy manager of MIDAS Oil and Gas. He pointed out new fields that have been discovered. To really know the outcomes of these new discoveries will take some time, he said. He praised the new oil minister, Khalid Bahah. "The new minister simplified many things a great deal. It is easy to do our business in Yemen." He said he was pleased with recent steps taken by oil companies toward increased Yemenization "It is very good to see Yemenization taking place in this sector. Most of our staff is Yemeni," he said. Recently, the oil minister said that some 55 new oil wells would be explored in 2007. He also stated that the ministry is working to increase the Yemenization of the work force within the international companies working in Yemen's oil and gas sectors to 90 percent. "The ministry has an ambitious strategy for five years, started in 2006, and it began to obtain good results that will push the national economy and development." Yemen will announce a fourth round of international bidding for oil exploration and production in its offshore blocks next year. "2007 will be the year for promoting the offshore blocks," said Bahah. "It will be something unique. All are invited to participate in the bidding." The ministry has already received notifications of interest from several companies, and would like to invite all oil companies to apply next year for the off-shore blocks. Bahah called on oil companies to deal with the government directly, without mediators. In the past, Yemen had 78 offshore blocks. Now, after reviewing the map, the country is offering 104 blocks, Bahah said. The Australian Oil Search Company will re-drill offshore wells, which have been stopped since 1980s, he said. A group of representatives of oil companies in Yemen Yemen's economy mostly depends on the oil sector revenues, which have been used to set up a good infrastructure in order to pave the way for the exclusive development. According to official reports, the government share of crude oil production rose an average of more than 3 million barrels in 2006. It rose from 60.46 million barrels in 2005 to 63.71 million barrels in 2006. The report also said that the government revenues from exporting oil rose in the same period, from $3.114 billion in the year 2005 to $4.14 billion in the year 2006. The increase in state revenues from oil was due to both the increase of the price of oil internationally, and to the increase in oil production in the year 2006. Yemen's shares from the oil exports that it gets from its partnership with foreign oil companies represents 63 percent of Yemen's total exports, and also represents 70 percent of the revenues of the state general budget. The oil production of Yemen, which is not a member of OPEC, is currently 380 million barrels per day. The oil minister said that the country has plans to increase oil output by 500,000 barrels a day in a phased process over the next three years. The enhanced production is expected to come from oil blocks that were offered for exploration in the last three rounds of bidding, said Bahah. Yemen also plans to offer five to 10 new blocks for exploration in a fourth round of bidding expected in the second half of this year. Meanwhile, Yemen has worked to utilize gas. The Yemen Liquefied Natural Gas project being built by Yemen LNG Company, majority owned by French oil and gas company Total S.A. (TOT), will be ready for production at the end of 2008. The second phase will begin by mid 2009, Bahah said. The project, when completed, will have the capacity to produce 6.7 million tons of LNG annually. http://www.yobserver.com/article-11769.php
Sorry wrong thread.
robbie balboa
You guys are talking out of your collective ar$es, the thread has become an utter farce. I SHALL NOT be posting on here again.
robbie balboa
Oil extends gains as market mulls unexpected falls in US weekly stocks UPDATE LONDON (AFX) - Oil extended yesterday's gains as market players focused on unexpected falls in US distillate and gasoline stocks. The Energy Information Administration, the statistical arm of the US Department of Energy, released weekly data yesterday which showed a cold snap in the Northeast and refinery troubles taking their toll on inventories. At 10.25 am, front-month Brent North Sea crude contracts for April delivery were up 77 cents to 61.39 usd per barrel. Oil gained 1.27 usd to close at 60.62 usd yesterday. Meanwhile, front-month New York light sweet crude contracts for April delivery were up 54 cents to 61.50 usd a barrel, after adding 88 cents to settle at 60.95 usd yesterday. Distillate stocks, which include heating oil, fell by 5 mln barrels against analysts' expectations of 3.5 mln barrels last week. Gasoline inventories, which are being more closely watched, fell by 3.1 mln barrels against expectations of a 950,000 drop. "Distillates are less important now, it's gasoline that took the market's notice," said Global Insight analyst, Simon Wardell. As the market approaches the second quarter, where demand is traditionally lower, focus is switched towards gasoline with the US driving season beginning in May. Distillates, which keep furnaces burning in colder weather, become less important as winter nears its end. However, gains were capped as data also showed a higher-than-expected gain in crude stocks of 3.7 mln barrels against expectations of a 350,000-barrel rise. "This weeks data provided the crude bulls with a shot in the arm," said Man Financial analyst, Ed Meir. But, he added, the impact of the numbers should fade as the week goes on. Refinery problems in the US and a shutdown pipeline, which had lifted prices towards the 60 usd level earlier in the week, continued to underpin prices. Traders were mostly concerned about outages from Valero, the largest US refiner with an output of 170,000 barrels per day, which could be could be shut for weeks. US/Iranian tensions came back to the fore, also lending support to prices. President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad vowed Iran would defend its nuclear programme to the bitter end, a day after the UN nuclear watchdog again found it in breach of a Security Council ultimatum to suspend uranium enrichment. "Iran is the wild card and sanctions seem likely," said Wardell at Global Insight. He added China and Russia's reaction to sanctions would be closely watched. "The risk (for prices to spike) is there - it's not immediate but possible in the future." Elsewhere, market players are keeping OPEC's meeting in mid-March in mind. Analysts widely expect, given current high prices, the cartel is unlikely to make further production cuts. anealla.safdar@thomson.com as/ss/as/jr/as/jag
Look like they may have picked up a decent contract. DCC / Allied might have been awarded one? Total Produce may acquire at least one distribution deal with Dunnes. Barry O'Halloran 310 words 10 February 2007 Irish Times 19 English (c) 2007, The Irish Times. Fyffes spin-off Total Produce is understood to be a candidate to pick up at least one distribution deal with the State's biggest retailer, Dunnes Stores. Reports yesterday indicated that Total Produce is likely to win a contract to deliver milk to Dunnes Stores outlets around the State. It is also said to be a possibility to win a food distribution deal. The deal is one of three worth a total of €200 million a-year that the supermarket giant plans to give out at the end of the month. Whelan Frozen Foods holds the contracts, which include frozen and fresh food, but ended up taking Dunnes to the High Court last year in a row over charges. Dunnes has since told Whelan that the contracts will cease at the end of this month, a move that threatens 470 jobs at the distributor as the supermarket chain is its sole client. Donegal-based Natural Dairies packages the milk sold in Dunnes outlets under the multiple's St Bernard brand. Up to now it has been distributed by Whelan. Natural Dairies buys the milk at auction in Northern Ireland before packaging it. Fruit distributor Fyffes spun off Total Produce in December in a move designed to refocus and boost the value of its two divisions, general produce and tropical fruit. Fyffes has no stake in Total Produce, but its shareholders, including the McCann family and chairman Carl McCann, own equity in Total Produce. Both companies delisted from the main markets in the Dublin and London stock exchanges, and listed on the former's IEX market and the latter's Alternative Investment Market (Aim). Fyffes took a similar route with its property interests early last year when it floated them off as Blackrock International Land.
Total Q4 adjusted net 2.74 bln eur, in line; sees 2007 oil/gas output up 6 pct PARIS (AFX) - Total said fourth quarter adjusted net profit was 2.74 bln eur, down 10 pct from a year earlier and in line with analysts' expectations, amid falling oil prices, reduced refining margins, a weak dollar and rising costs. It plans to continue building up oil and gas output more strongly than its European peers, with production in 2007 to rise up by 6 pct and production over the 2006-2010 period averaging 5 pct annual growth. Growth in Total's liquefied natural gas operations is seen at 13 pct per year through 2010. The company plans a 15 pct rise in its full year dividend for 2006, to 1.87 eur. It pledged to pursue a "dynamic" dividend policy and said it may engage in share buybacks from its cash flow. It called the oil market environment "generally favourable" for the company since the start of 2007. Investments this year are budgeted at 16 bln usd, with 75 pct earmarked for exploration and production. paris@afxnews.com mjs/jlw
Total's incoming CEO de Margerie to keep focus on trouble spots LONDON (AFX) - Incoming Total SA CEO Christophe de Margerie said in an interview with the Financial Times that the company is unafraid of getting involved the world's trouble spots. Commenting on Total's activities in the Persian Gulf region after the Iran-Iraq war, Margerie said: "We had the same strategy vis-a-vis the two countries, which was: 'Well, they would be certainly desperate to get access to manpower, in terms of management, money and it might be the right time to come back when nobody is ready to do it -- not because of laws, because at that time there was no embargo, no fights, but people were scared to work in the Middle East'." He told the newspaper: "I believe the only chance in the world is through communication, contact and by trying to persuade people. It is true that then you meet people that might not be of the acceptable standard and then others tell you that you are not doing things properly. I can tell you, I don't care about it, except if it has an impact on my company." Last year, de Margerie spent two days in a prison being questioned by French investigators over whether he paid kickbacks to Iraqi officials while the country was still under UN sanctions -- an allegation he said is nonsense. "They know everything about what I have been doing," he said. "You think I go to see people to talk about redistribution of money and money-laundering? Who can believe this, except people who like to make stories?" De Margerie says he will not change the policy that has seen Total sell its US assets to make it easier to keep those in places such as Iran and Myanmar. newsdesk@afxnews.com jsa
Attention Business, Foreign, National And Energy Editors: Platts Survey: OPEC Oil Output Falls in January, But Above Target LONDON, Feb. 9 /CNW/ -- Platts--The 10 OPEC members bound by the cartel's output agreements produced an average 26.95 million barrels per day (b/d) in January, down 50,000 b/d from December's 27 million b/d, but still well above the group's November 2006 and February 2007 targets, a Platts survey showed February 9. Total OPEC output, including volumes from Iraq and new member Angola, averaged 30.11 million b/d in January, 1.21 million b/d higher than December's 28.9 million b/d, the survey showed. Iraq does not participate in OPEC output agreements, while Angola, whose membership of the cartel is just over a month old, has yet to accept or be allocated any output target. The survey showed that the so-called OPEC-10 in January were still 650,000 b/d above their 26.3 million b/d target output level which came into effect on November 1, 2006. This target was superseded on February 1, 2007 by a new, lower output target of 25.8 million b/d following OPEC's mid-December decision to expand the 1.2 million b/d production cut agreed in October to 1.7 million b/d. "OPEC's output has not declined much from what it was in December, but from OPEC's perspective, that's OK," says John Kingston, Platts global director of oil. "Firm prices near $60 mean the group's current production levels are not excessive relative to demand." But the second quarter looms, and that is traditionally the weakest demand quarter, he cautions. "If OPEC wants to defend current prices near $60 it may prove difficult to do if the group's production levels stay just under 27 million barrels per day. Most other projections see the market's need for OPEC oil in the second quarter to be less than that." Output decreases totaling 70,000 b/d from Algeria, Libya, Saudi Arabia and Venezuela were partly offset by a 20,000 increase in Nigerian production, which edged up to 2.25 million b/d from 2.23 million b/d. Iraqi volumes were sharply down in January, partly as a result of the main Gulf export terminal at al-Basrah being closed for three days to install refurbished measuring meters. Bad weather also took its toll on exports. The survey estimated Angolan production at 1.5 million b/d. Angolan production has been rising steadily in recent years. Oil minister Desiderio da Graca Verissimo e Costa said in December that Angola was aiming to achieve crude production of 2 million b/d by mid-2007, several months earlier than previously targeted. Platts, a division of The McGraw-Hill Companies (NYSE: MHP), is a leading global provider of energy and metals information. With nearly a century of business experience, Platts serves customers across more than 150 countries. From 14 offices worldwide, Platts serves the oil, natural gas, electricity, nuclear power, coal, petrochemical and metals markets. Platts' real time news, pricing, analytical services, and conferences help markets operate with transparency and efficiency. Traders, risk managers, analysts, and industry leaders depend upon Platts to help them make better trading and investment decisions. Additional information is available at http://www.platts.com. Founded in 1888, The McGraw-Hill Companies (NYSE: MHP) is a leading global information services provider meeting worldwide needs in the financial services, education and business information markets through leading brands such as Standard & Poor's, McGraw-Hill Education, BusinessWeek and J.D. Power and Associates. The Corporation has more than 280 offices in 40 countries. Sales in 2006 were $6.3 billion. Additional information is available at http://www.mcgraw-hill.com. For further information: Kathleen Tanzy +1-212-904-2860, Europe: Shiona Ramage +44207 1766153, Asia: Casey Yew +65 653 06552 Web Site: http://www.platts.com/ http://www.cnw.ca/fr/releases/archive/February2007/09/c6843.html
Many thanks for that gateside, much appreciated. My TOT were already pretty safe, but I think you have now "saved" my BLK & FFY, at least for the time being! BTW Did you like the picture of your new neighbour in the Beaulieu river?! MrP
MrP. Fyffes was one of the first shares that I bought and have held them for a number of years now. After the demerger of BLK, I added to my holdings in both FFY and BLK. Now that TOT have beem demerged as well, consequently my holdings in FFY were reduced again. So since the new year I have bought yet more FFY and added to my holdings in TOT. So yes, I am keen to hold shares in all three, maybe that does not help with your question, but i can see value in all three and have always been impressed with Fyffes management, something which is important to me when I invest in a company. If your thinking of selling any of the three, I expect it will be a lot clearer come March, when Fyffes will be issuing their Final results. I assume at a similar time there will be results in both BLK and TOT. FFY is alawys going to be more vulnerable to fluctuations in the Dollar, and there has been talk for years now, about consolidation in the Tropical fruit sector. I like the joint venture that TOT announced last week in India, I see them as being the lowest risk of the three, it will be interesting to see what sort of dividend they intend paying. There could always be a possibility that someone might try to make a bid for TOT. I have also been impressed with the numerous acquisitions that BLK have made, and they now have an impressive portfolio of property in Ireland, the UK and in Europe. I'm holding all three and intend to continue to do so for a good while to come.
Gateside, out of the three shares we have ended up with following the FFY break-up, TOT is the one I am keen to hold on to but not too sure about the other two. What are your thoughts? MrP
Total SA's Next 'King of Crude' By David Gauthier-Villars Word Count: 1,333 | Companies Featured in This Article: Total, Exxon Mobil, BP, Royal Dutch Shell Paris In 1995, the giant French oil company Total SA ignored U.S. calls to boycott Iran, and instead drilled there -- planting the French flag in one of the world's largest pools of oil and natural gas. The man in charge of the project: Christophe de Margerie. Today, the 55-year-old executive, known as "Big Moustache" for his bushy handlebar, is set to take the helm of Total, the world's fourth-largest oil company by market value. Mr. de Margerie is scheduled to take over Total on Feb. 14 with several controversies still looming large. He expresses a continuing desire to do ... http://online.wsj.com/google_login.html?url=http%3A%2F%2Fonline.wsj.com%2Farticle%2FSB117046633525297001.html%3Fmod%3Dgooglenews_wsj
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