Supermajor Total wants to stop selling fuel oil—one of the most carbon-intensive refinery products—for power generation in order to reduce its carbon footprint, the company’s chief executive Patrick Pouyanné told Reuters in an interview published on Friday. This is the latest attempt from an oil and gas major to cut its carbon footprint as the French company aims to be known as an energy company rather than oil and gas major. According to Total’s data cited by Reuters, fuel oil represented about 5 percent of the company’s total production of refined oil products in 2018. Total’s marketing division is considering the idea to stop selling fuel oil for power generation, a spokesman for the company told Reuters. Reducing the carbon footprint fits in Total’s ambition to reduce the carbon intensity of the energy products it makes available to customers by 15 percent between 2015 — the date of the […]