CP50: Total Petrochemicals & Refining USA Inc.

Company Information

Houston-based Total Petrochemicals & Refning USA Inc. produces polypropylene, polyethylene, polystyrene, styrene, base chemicals and transportation fuels. The company has manufacturing facilities in Texas and Louisiana, a research and development facility in La Porte, Texas, and a refinery in Port Arthur, Texas. The company is the American entity of Total Petrochemicals, headquartered in Brussels, Belgium. As part of Total SA, the world's fourth-largest integrated petroleum company, Total Petrochemicals gains extensively from integration within refining. Based on this industrial rationale, the company operates large-scale facilities around the world, and in particular the United States and Europe.As a fully integrated operation, Total Petrochemicals includes base petrochemicals from steamcrackers and certain refinery processing plants – olefins (ethylene, propylene) C4 fractions and aromatics (benzene, toluene, xylene, styrene) – as well as the commodity polymers they produce (polyethylene, polypropylene, polystyrene, elastomers).

Company Officers

  • demargerie

    Christophe de Margerie

    CEO, Total SA

    de Margerie was appointed chairman on May 21, 2010. He joined the Group after graduating from the École Supérieure de Commerce in Paris in 1974. He served in several positions in the group’s finance department and exploration and production division. He became president of Total Middle East in 1995 before joining the group’s executive committee as the president of the exploration and production division in May 1999. He then became senior executive vice president of exploration and production of the new TotalFinaElf group in 2000. In January 2002 he became president of the exploration and production division of Total. He was appointed a member of the board of directors on May 12, 2006 and became CEO of Total on Feb.14, 2007.

  • boisseau

    Philippe Boisseau

    President, Supply-Marketing and New Energies

    Boisseau joined Total in 1995 as crude oil supply manager at Total Petroleum North America, a refining and marketing subsidiary based in Denver. He served in several leadership roles at the company before he was appointed to the position of president, Supply-Marketing and a member of the executive committee in January 2012. In July 2012, he was also named president of New Energies.

  • Guilbaud

    Jean-Jacques Guilbaud

    Chief Administrative Officer, Executive Committee Member

    Guilbaud has served as chief administrative officer since 2008 and as a member of the executive committee since February 2007. He joined Total in 1981 as a legal advisor specializing in labor law. In 1985, he was appointed industrial relations manager. In 1991 Guilbaud assumed the role of real estate asset manager. He served as deputy general manager of the Normandy refinery from 1994 to 1996 and vice president human resources from 1996 to 1998. Guilbaud was appointed senior vice president of human resources and corporate communications and member of the management committee in April 1998. He was named senior vice president of human resources and corporate communications of TotalFina in 1999, of TotalFinaElf in 2000 and of Total in 2003.

Investor Information

For the latest financial reports, visit: http://www.total.com/en/finance/

Contact Information

  • Total Petrochemicals & Refining USA Inc.
  • 1201 Louisiana St., Ste. 1800
  • Houston, Texas 77002
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Products

Total Petrochemicals USA's products fall into four categories: base chemicals, polyethylene, polypropylene and polystyrene. Polyethylene is a plastic produced by the polymerisation of ethylene.
It is used in making cars, for packaging both industrial and consumer products, and to manufacture cables and pipes such as water and gas distribution pipes. In automobiles, polyethylene is used, for example, to make fuel tanks. Polypropylene is a plastic produced from the polymerisation of propylene and is used extensively in food packaging -- in the form of bags, trays, pots, bottles and closures -- and in the manufacture of crates. It is also used to produce woven textiles (sports clothing) and non-woven articles (hygiene products), carpets, rugs and artificial grass. As the basic material for car bumpers and dashboards, polypropylene helps improve vehicle performance. Polystyrene is a plastic produced by the polymerisation of styrene.It's used in food packaging, electronics, domestic appliances, audio-video equipment and thermal insulation in buildings. Total's base chemicals activities encompass petrochemicals , including base petrochemicals (the production of olefins and aromatics), polyethylene, polypropylene and styrenics, as well as fertilizers.