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Total seeks dialog with Danish politicians

The oil company's CEO doesn't think the debate on the future of energy beyond fossil fuels is serious, but he will accept the outcome if Denmark's politicians cancel the country's eighth oil and gas tender round – but trying to touch Tyra will be another matter altogether.

More gas or dark clouds on the horizon for Total's operations in Denmark? | Photo: Total

The timing couldn't have been better for Total's top leadership, which visited Denmark's oil sector capital, Esbjerg, for the first time ever. Even though the calender had shifted clocks to winter time, the sun radiated brightly as the board of directors and Chief Executive Patrick Pouyanné visited the North Sea-located rig, Dan. Meanwhile, the mood was correspondingly warm as the CEO later expressed gratitude for the lovely weather to the roughly 200 present personnel and cooperation partners invited the the town hall meeting.

"[This] is the first time the full board is going together offshore. So you're lucky – we're lucky with the weather for sure. So, next time we present some investments in Denmark, you'll have the support of the board," Pouyanné jested.

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