TotalEnergies Marks 100 Years of Energy Innovation and Leadership

TotalEnergies Marks 100 Years of Energy Innovation and Leadership

(IN BRIEF) TotalEnergies is celebrating its 100th anniversary, marking a century of innovation and leadership in the global energy sector. Founded in 1924 as Compagnie Française des Pétroles, the company started in France without local oil resources but quickly expanded internationally, becoming a pioneer in the industry. Over the years, TotalEnergies has evolved into a multi-energy company, focusing on natural gas and decarbonized power to drive the energy transition. With a workforce of 100,000 across 120 countries, the company is committed to delivering affordable and sustainable energy while reducing emissions.

(PRESS RELEASE) PARIS, 28-Mar-2024 — /EuropaWire/ — TotalEnergies (EPA:TTE), a global multi-energy company with over 100,000 employees and presence in more than 130 countries as well as the world’s 3rd-largest low-carbon LNG company, is thrilled to commemorate a century of innovation and achievement as it celebrates its 100th anniversary today. With a global workforce of 100,000 spread across 120 countries, TotalEnergies looks back on a remarkable journey that has shaped the energy landscape since its inception in 1924.

A Visionary Beginning

Founded as Compagnie Française des Pétroles on March 28, 1924, in a nation devoid of oil resources, TotalEnergies embarked on a bold and visionary mission. The decision to establish in France, coupled with a commitment to international expansion and technical excellence, set the stage for a century-long saga of resilience and growth. From navigating technological advancements to navigating geopolitical shifts, TotalEnergies has remained at the forefront of the energy sector, ensuring France’s energy security while making significant global contributions.

Pioneering Spirit

In an era where access to local resources was limited, TotalEnergies distinguished itself through pioneering endeavors in international markets and technological innovation. Throughout its history, the company has pushed boundaries – both geographical and technical – to meet evolving customer needs and societal expectations. Collaborations with industry leaders such as Petrofina, Elf-Aquitaine, Maersk Oil, Saft, and Direct Energie have further enriched TotalEnergies’ expertise, enabling it to thrive in an ever-changing landscape.

A Multi-Energy Future

As the energy landscape evolves, TotalEnergies remains committed to driving the transition towards cleaner and more sustainable energy sources. While oil dominated the 20th century, the company recognizes the pivotal role of natural gas and decarbonized power in shaping the energy system of tomorrow. With a significant presence in liquefied natural gas (LNG) and a growing portfolio in solar and wind power, TotalEnergies is poised to lead the charge towards a decarbonized future.

Championing the Energy Transition

Since 2020, TotalEnergies has embarked on a strategic transition anchored around hydrocarbons (including LNG) and electricity. With a focus on delivering affordable energy while reducing emissions, the company is committed to supporting its customers’ transition towards sustainability. Drawing on its rich legacy and pioneering spirit, TotalEnergies is poised to shape the next century of energy innovation and leadership.

As TotalEnergies celebrates its centenary, it looks forward to continuing its legacy of excellence and driving positive change in the global energy landscape.


About TotalEnergies

TotalEnergies is a global multi-energy company that produces and markets energies: oil and biofuels, natural gas and green gases, renewables and electricity. Our more than 100,000 employees are committed to energy that is ever more affordable, more sustainable, more reliable and accessible to as many people as possible. Active in nearly 130 countries, TotalEnergies puts sustainable development in all its dimensions at the heart of its projects and operations to contribute to the well-being of people.

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