Total's Marketing France division has announced organization adjustments in response to a more challenging business environment and to the market decline in volumes and margins.

To reduce fixed costs, increase efficiency and maintain the quality of customer service, the Marketing France division plans to streamline its headquarters organization and consolidate its regional operations on three sites in Nanterre, Nantes and Lyon. The plan will eliminate 177 jobs and create 22 others. It includes the transfer of the Marseille operations to Lyon. It does not call for any dismissals.

At the same time, the division has initiated an action program to reduce its other operating costs and increase non-petroleum product sales in its service stations (convenience stores, carwash, etc.).

Total’s Marketing France division has presented its organisational adjustment plan to the Central Works Committee.