Total in Lebanon
First presence of the Group in the country via the Irak Petroleum company
the CFP increases its stake in the CCC of Lebanon to 50%
Total takes over the assets of the OFP which had a subsidiary in Lebanon, the Lebanese Petroleum Co,
Lebanon seizes the refinery of Tripoli
Total is present in Libanon since 1930.
1930, the IPC (Iraq Petroleum Company), of which Total owns 23.75%, builds a pipe line on Tripoli (through Syria and Lebanon under French mandate).
1940, the IPC, built the refinery in Haifa (Israel), as well as a backup refinery, known as the “pocket refinery” in Tripoli, Lebanon.
1949, downstream, the CFP begins to sell products from the Tripoli refinery in Lebanon and Syria.
In 1955, the CFP increased its stake in the CCC (Commercial Fuel Company) of Lebanon to 50% in order to sell products from the Tripoli refinery.
1959, Lebanon increases transit rights. Total is affected by this increase.
1966, Total takes over the assets of the OFP which had a subsidiary in Lebanon, Lebanese Petroleum Co, of which it owned 70%. The main minority sells its share to the CFP, which merges this company with its subsidiary Total Liban. Total then has a market share of 25% in Lebanon.
1973, Lebanon seized the Tripoli refinery.
Today, the Group is present in Lebanon in the sector of production exploration where it operates for 40% on two offshore blocks, the sector of petrochemicals and in the distribution of petroleum products with a network of 180 gas stations.