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Total UK will be one of five companies prosecuted for the massive oil depot fire three years ago that created a mini-fuel supply crisis and counted as the biggest blaze in Europe since the second world war.
The head of French oil company Total has said that it would hold off on further investments in Iran in the short term because of the growing political risk following the country's test-firing of a series of missiles.
Total has been fined a maximum penalty of 375k euros and ordered to contribute towards nearly 200m euros damages for its role in France's worst oil disaster when the tanker Erika sank in 1999.
The CEO of Total, Christophe de Mangerie, has rejected calls from a variety of sources, including the French President Nicolas Sarkozy, to withdraw from Burma in the face of the recent violence there.
Christophe de Margerie, the chief executive of Total, has been placed under judicial investigation as part of a review of alleged corruption involving the company in Iran.
French oil company Total has said that its head of exploration and future CEO Christophe de Margerie is being investigated for claims that he paid bribes in order to win bids in the Iraq oil-for-food programme.
A programme to involve business in alleviating poverty has been launched by the Prime Minister Jacques Sylla. The launch of the initiative, 'Growing Sustainable Business for Poverty Reduction', was organised by UNDP and brought together government, business and civil society.
TotalFinaElf has denied that it took part in collusion in setting fuel prices in France at its highway service stations following a ruling to this effect by France's Competition Authority levying a fine of 12m euros.
TotalFinaElf has disputed claims by the International Confederation of Free Trade Unions (ICFTU) that the company has knowingly profited from forced labour imposed by the military upon civilians.
Four refugees from Myanmar are taking legal action in Belgium against TotalFinaElf for alleged complicity with Myanmar's military regime.
UK firms Premier Oil and TotalFinaElf have been retaining Burmese soldiers which have then perpetrated multiple human rights abuses, it was claimed in the European Parliament.
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