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EDF cuts French nuclear output target on prolonged reactor outages

14 Nov 2019

PARIS French utility EDF cut its 2019 nuclear power generation target in France for the second time this year due to unplanned and prolonged nuclear reactor outages, but said this would have no impact on its financial guidance.

France's EDF says no damage found so far at Cruas nuclear plant after earthquake

12 Nov 2019

PARIS Checks carried out by French utility EDF at its Cruas nuclear power plant have revealed no anomalies so far, a company executive said on Tuesday, after it extended outages at three of the facility's reactors until Nov. 15.

EDF halts Cruas nuclear reactors for tests after earthquake

11 Nov 2019

PARIS French utility EDF said on Monday it had temporarily stopped operating reactors 2, 3 and 4 of its Cruas nuclear plant in the Ardeche region, to carry out additional checks after the area was hit by an earthquake earlier in the day.

Sit-in by climate activists disrupts Paris energy conference

06 Nov 2019

PARIS An energy industry conference in Paris was halted on Wednesday when climate activists staged a sit-in in front of the stage where industry executives were addressing the conference.

Sit-in by climate activists disrupts Paris energy conference

06 Nov 2019

PARIS An energy industry conference in Paris was halted on Wednesday when climate activists staged a sit-in in front of the stage where industry executives were addressing the conference.

Record output helps Total to post smaller than expected profit slide

30 Oct 2019

PARIS French oil major Total reported a smaller than expected third-quarter profit fall as record production growth countered crude and gas price declines that sent profit down 24% year on year.

French regulator sees no need to halt EDF reactors over defective welds

24 Oct 2019

PARIS French utility EDF can continue operating nuclear reactors that have generators with defective welding, the country's ASN nuclear regulator said in a statement on Thursday, easing fears of potentially tight power supplies during winter.

French power output down 4.7 GW as EDF workers protest restructuring

17 Oct 2019

PARIS Around a quarter of employees at French utility EDF downed tools on Thursday in protest at a plan to restructure the state-controlled company, reducing power generation at several nuclear, hydro and gas-fired plants.

Total plans $5 billion of asset sales to future-proof business

25 Jul 2019

PARIS French energy giant Total will sell about $5 billion (£4.01 billion) of assets, mostly from its exploration and production business as it sharpens its focus on low-breakeven projects that can weather weak oil prices, it said on Thursday.

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