Global 500 rank: 10 (Previous rank: 12)
Profits (millions): $14,765
Change from 2005: -3.2%
Get quote: TOT
Its net last year was $14.7 billion, but that actually represented a 3.2% dip in earnings. Total was squeezed as gas prices for consumers dipped and the company's spending on exploration and production increased. New sites, including five in Angola and Nigeria, are expected to start producing in the next few years.
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