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France: EDF will protect its business position in energy sector investigation

The French minister of environment Nicolas Hulot declared in July that about 17 reactors could be closed in France by the year 2025, as it tries to reduce the part of nuclear power in its electricity mix.

read more... 21/09/2017


Total hopes to obtain 2 million gas and power customers in France

French oil and gas company Total will begin to retail gas and electricity in France by the end of this year and hopes to win about two million customers, as stated on Wednesday by chief executive Patrick Pouyanne.

read more... 31/08/2017


Daily (28.07.2017): Brent prices soared to 2-month high on Thursday - $51.49 a barrel

Oil prices continued to rise on Thursday with support from a huge slide in U.S. crude inventories. Kuwait, UAE and Saudi Arabia, fellow members of the OPEC, have also promised export cuts. U.S. fuel exports are on track to hit another record in 2017, making foreign fuel markets increasingly important for the profit margins of U.S. refiners. Also, Europe's major energy firms are turning a corner after a 3-year slump, Royal Dutch Shell, France's Total and Norway's Statoil reported sharp rises in cash flow from second quarter operations. Brent crude jumped by 1% to $51.49 a barrel, while WTI price jumped by 0.8% to close at $48.75 a barrel.

read more... 28/07/2017


Output at two EDF nuclear reactors cut due to heatwave

French electric utility company EDF announced about the reduction of the output at two reactors at its Tricastin nuclear plant located in southern France, due to blistering weather.

read more... 19/07/2017


France government ordered to clean up air pollution

New order from France’s Conseil d’État binds the government to redress the nation’s air pollution levels by 31st March 2018.

read more... 17/07/2017