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Total Could Open Stations

France's Total is looking into opening several filling stations in Moscow under its own brand, Total exploration and production head Yves-Louis Darricarrere told Les Echos on Monday.

Sources in the company told the publication that this might concern "three stations, at the most."

BP and Shell already have filling station chains in Moscow. In addition, Agip operates one station in Moscow. Shell expanded its chain in Moscow from six to 10 outlets in May and June.


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