France-based oil and gas company Total has declared an interim dividend of E1 per share for fiscal 2007, which is payable on November 16, 2007.

This amount is equal to the final dividend paid in May 2007 and represents an increase of 15% compared to the interim dividend paid in 2006.

Christophe de Margerie, CEO of Total, said: The decision to set the interim 2007 dividend at E1 per share reflects Total’s confidence in its ability to create value over the long term in the framework of its strategy to pursue profitable organic growth.