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05/03/2021 Press release

Total Oil India Private Limited (TOIPL) launches innovative LPG cutting gas to improve customer safety and operating performance

Bangalore, March 05, 2021-

Total Oil India Private Limited (TOIPL), a subsidiary of Total, launched LPG Cutting Gas in Bangalore today. The new product, developed by TOIPL’s LPG division, highlights the brand’s commitment to innovation and customer safety.


Total’s LPG Cutting Gas is developed specially for the metal cutting industry including scrappers, fabricators and metalworking industries. Today, acetylene is commonly used in the metal cutting application. However, this has a high flammability range and is difficult to handle. Total’s Cutting Gas is an additized LPG that offers safer and superior performance for metal cutting and other high-temperature intensive applications.


In its first phase of distribution, Total’s Cutting Gas will be marketed to the metal cutting industries in Karnataka and Tamil Nadu. The product will be produced in Total’s LPG facilities in Bangalore, Namakkal and Maduranthakam.


Alexis Thelemaque, Chairman & Managing Director- TOIPL said, “Total’s Cutting Gas shall give a boost to the use of LPG in metal cutting segment, as we aim to provide customers with safer operability, cost savings, and better cutting performance over acetylene and regular LPG. We believe the superior surface finish with high cutting speed makes cutting gas an excellent choice for applications such as metal cutting, straightening, hardening and others.”

With soot-free emissions and low-glare flame at lower operating pressures, this technically advanced product has low oxygen consumption and heat throughout, and is thus a more environment-friendly option for the end-users.



Sasi CHEMMENKOTTIL, CEO - LPG, TOIPL inaugurating the filling operation for Total LPG Cutting Gas Cylinders



Alexis Thelemaque, Chairman & Managing Director, TOIPL (center right ) and Sasi C., CEO – LPG, TOIPL (center left) handing over the invoice and symbolic cylinder to the first customer





About Total Oil India Pvt Ltd.
Total Oil India Private Limited (TOIPL) is a wholly owned subsidiary of TOTAL S.E. It started operations in India since 1993. In India, the company has growing presence in businesses namely lubricants for automotive and industrial applications, LPG for domestic and commercial applications, and special fluids managed through a team of over 600 employees. TOIPL has seven industrial plants in the country and a retail network of Auto LPG Dispensing Stations.

About Total in India
With over 900 employees, Total is present in India since 1993. Through its fully owned subsidiary, Total operates in the chemical business (Hutchinson) and is active in LPG for domestic and commercial applications, lubricants for automotive & industrial applications and special fluids (Total Oil India Private Limited). The Group has also a growing presence in energy storage (SAFT) and solar energy (Total Solar Distributed Generation). Total’s Technical Center in Mumbai provides value added technical support in the areas of product development, product training and field-testing in Asian market. The Group has also established a Digital Innovation Center located in Pune, in partnership with Tata Consultancy Services (TCS) to develop innovative solutions for the Group. More recently, as part of its strategy to further develop offers for the Indian market, Total has partnered from 2018 with the Adani Group through various joint ventures in Fuels, Gas and Renewables and with Indian Oil Corporation Limited for modified bitumen.

About Total
Total is a broad energy company that produces and markets fuels, natural gas and electricity. Our 100,000 employees are committed to better energy that is more affordable, more reliable, cleaner and accessible to as many people as possible. Active in more than 130 countries, our ambition is to become the responsible energy major.