Total in the United States

09/11/2019
Etats Unis Etats Unis

We are active in the United States in all our business segments, except retail fuel.
We also lead community outreach initiatives in the country to promote education and social inclusion.

Figures

1957
the year we first began operating in the country
6,703
Group employees in the United States
100,000
homes powered by the California Valley Solar Ranch photovoltaic power plant

Our businesses in the United States

  • Exploration & Production
    Exploration & Production
    Exploration & Production
  • New energies
    New energies
    Renewable energies
  • Refining & Chemicals
    Refining & Chemicals
    Refining & Chemicals

In the United States, in the Gulf of Mexico, we hold interests in the following fields, which are all in production: 
- Chinook (33.33%).
- Tahiti (17%).
- Jack (25%).

We also hold interests in the following fields, under exploration:
- North Platte (60%, operator).
- Ballymore Development (40%).
- Anchor Development (32.5%).

In the field of shale gas production:
- We operate (100%) the assets in the Barnett Shale Basin in Texas.
- We hold a 25% stake in the joint venture that operates the Utica Basin in Ohio.

Lastly, we carry out intensive R&D in the United States, particularly in seismic imaging and reservoir modeling.
 

We operate in the solar and biotechnology sectors in the United States.

In the field of solar energy:
- We are the majority shareholder of SunPower (55.66%), a world leader in the photovoltaic solar power industry. SunPower is active in the home, industrial and commercial rooftop markets and the ground-mounted solar plant market. In particular, SunPower has built the world’s biggest photovoltaic solar plant in the United States, the California Valley Solar Ranch, which can power 100,000 homes.
- We own four production sites and a research center in the country through our wholly owned affiliate Saft, the world leader in the design and production of high-tech batteries for industry.
- We have acquired an interest in AMBRI, a start-up that develops high-temperature (over 300°C) stationary batteries based on liquid metal.

In the area of biotechnology:
- We are a shareholder of Amyris (13%), which is developing an innovative technology to convert sugar into building block molecules for fuels and chemicals.
- We have an R&D partnership with the Joint BioEnergy Institute (JBEI), a cutting-edge synthetic biology research center that develops processes to convert biomass into biofuels.
- We own Novogy, a start-up that has developed a technology to convert sugar into lipids with a view to producing fuels and chemicals.

We wholly own the Port Arthur refinery in Texas, where we do all our refining in the United States. The facility is integrated with a steam cracker in which we have a 40% interest as part of a joint venture with BASF.

As part of our petrochemicals business, we also operate:
- A polypropylene plant in La Porte, Texas.
- A styrene plant in Carville, Louisiana, as part of a joint venture.
- A polystyrene plant in Carville, Louisiana.

Lastly, we are a 50% partner in a joint venture, which will eventually comprise a new ethane cracker and a new polyethylene unit.

We are also active in specialty chemicals through our wholly owned affiliate Hutchinson, the leader in elastomers processing specialized in sealing, fluids management, anti-vibration systems, and materials and structures (acoustic and thermal insulation).
 

  • Gas & Power
    Gas & Power
    Gas and Power
  • Marketing & Services
    Marketing & Services
    Marketing & Services
  • Trading & Shipping
    Trading & Shipping
    Trading & Shipping

Through our Total Gas & Power North America (TGPNA) affiliate, we:
- Trade natural gas, natural gas liquids extracted from Utica reservoirs, petcoke and sulfur produced by the Port Arthur refinery, and electricity.
- Possess liquefied natural gas (LNG) regasification capacity at the Sabine Pass LNG terminal in Louisiana.
- Have entered into LNG purchase agreements with Sabine Pass, Cameron LNG and Corpus Christi.
- Hold a 16.6% interest in the Cameron LNG terminal.

We also hold an 18.38% interest in Tellurian Investments Inc., which develops natural gas liquefaction and export projects.

Lastly, we have a 25% interest in Clean Energy Fuels Corp, a leader in supplying the transportation industry with natural gas and renewable natural gas fuel in North America. The company has a network of 550 service stations in North America.
 

In the United States, we market:
- Jet fuel.
- Marine fuel.
- Lubricants for land and marine applications.
- Additives and special fluids.

We have a trading desk based in Houston. It charters tankers sailing to North American destinations, supplies the Port Arthur refinery with crude oil and exports the refinery’s heavy fuel oil.

  • Exploration & Production
    Exploration & Production
    Exploration & Production
  • New energies
    New energies
    Renewable energies

In the United States, in the Gulf of Mexico, we hold interests in the following fields, which are all in production: 
- Chinook (33.33%).
- Tahiti (17%).
- Jack (25%).

We also hold interests in the following fields, under exploration:
- North Platte (60%, operator).
- Ballymore Development (40%).
- Anchor Development (32.5%).

In the field of shale gas production:
- We operate (100%) the assets in the Barnett Shale Basin in Texas.
- We hold a 25% stake in the joint venture that operates the Utica Basin in Ohio.

Lastly, we carry out intensive R&D in the United States, particularly in seismic imaging and reservoir modeling.
 

We operate in the solar and biotechnology sectors in the United States.

In the field of solar energy:
- We are the majority shareholder of SunPower (55.66%), a world leader in the photovoltaic solar power industry. SunPower is active in the home, industrial and commercial rooftop markets and the ground-mounted solar plant market. In particular, SunPower has built the world’s biggest photovoltaic solar plant in the United States, the California Valley Solar Ranch, which can power 100,000 homes.
- We own four production sites and a research center in the country through our wholly owned affiliate Saft, the world leader in the design and production of high-tech batteries for industry.
- We have acquired an interest in AMBRI, a start-up that develops high-temperature (over 300°C) stationary batteries based on liquid metal.

In the area of biotechnology:
- We are a shareholder of Amyris (13%), which is developing an innovative technology to convert sugar into building block molecules for fuels and chemicals.
- We have an R&D partnership with the Joint BioEnergy Institute (JBEI), a cutting-edge synthetic biology research center that develops processes to convert biomass into biofuels.
- We own Novogy, a start-up that has developed a technology to convert sugar into lipids with a view to producing fuels and chemicals.

  • Refining & Chemicals
    Refining & Chemicals
    Refining & Chemicals
  • Gas & Power
    Gas & Power
    Gas and Power

We wholly own the Port Arthur refinery in Texas, where we do all our refining in the United States. The facility is integrated with a steam cracker in which we have a 40% interest as part of a joint venture with BASF.

As part of our petrochemicals business, we also operate:
- A polypropylene plant in La Porte, Texas.
- A styrene plant in Carville, Louisiana, as part of a joint venture.
- A polystyrene plant in Carville, Louisiana.

Lastly, we are a 50% partner in a joint venture, which will eventually comprise a new ethane cracker and a new polyethylene unit.

We are also active in specialty chemicals through our wholly owned affiliate Hutchinson, the leader in elastomers processing specialized in sealing, fluids management, anti-vibration systems, and materials and structures (acoustic and thermal insulation).
 

Through our Total Gas & Power North America (TGPNA) affiliate, we:
- Trade natural gas, natural gas liquids extracted from Utica reservoirs, petcoke and sulfur produced by the Port Arthur refinery, and electricity.
- Possess liquefied natural gas (LNG) regasification capacity at the Sabine Pass LNG terminal in Louisiana.
- Have entered into LNG purchase agreements with Sabine Pass, Cameron LNG and Corpus Christi.
- Hold a 16.6% interest in the Cameron LNG terminal.

We also hold an 18.38% interest in Tellurian Investments Inc., which develops natural gas liquefaction and export projects.

Lastly, we have a 25% interest in Clean Energy Fuels Corp, a leader in supplying the transportation industry with natural gas and renewable natural gas fuel in North America. The company has a network of 550 service stations in North America.
 

  • Marketing & Services
    Marketing & Services
    Marketing & Services
  • Trading & Shipping
    Trading & Shipping
    Trading & Shipping

In the United States, we market:
- Jet fuel.
- Marine fuel.
- Lubricants for land and marine applications.
- Additives and special fluids.

We have a trading desk based in Houston. It charters tankers sailing to North American destinations, supplies the Port Arthur refinery with crude oil and exports the refinery’s heavy fuel oil.