Our work in France

We officially entered the French market in 1968 and currently operate in the Global Gas & LNG Portfolio, Plenitude & Power and Refining & Marketing and Chemical sectors.


A wide-reaching presence in the gas market

We operate across all market segments in France through both direct commercial entities and the Eni Gas & Power France SA subsidiary.


Network and extra-network sales

We operate in the network and extra-network petroleum product market via our Eni France Sàrl subsidiary. We have established a presence in the network segment with 155 filling stations, 44 of which are located on the motorway network, primarily in the east and south-east of the country, with a total of approximately 274,000 tonnes and an average delivery of 2,100 litres. Our national network market share amounts to 0.8% but is concentrated in the motorway segment, which is particularly profitable and allows Eni France Sàrl to achieve around 6%. The Routex, DKV, UTA and Delek fleet cards are all accepted on the network. The company also won tenders for twelve motorway outlets located throughout the country in 2014 and has been operating in the extra-network market since 2008, initially sourcing bitumen from the south-east of Italy and since adding fuels, also from local sources, and lubricants to the list. Sales via this channel are higher than network sales (298ktonnes) and amount to some 391,000 tonnes thanks to the sale of diesel, petrol, lubricants and bitumen, which account for around 20% of extra-network sales.

Our presence in the renewable sector in France

In July 2021, through Plenitude, we acquired the Dhamma Energy Group (“Dhamma”) from the relevant founding partners. The company holds a platform for the development of solar plants in France and Spain. Dhamma’s asset portfolio comprises a pipeline of projects at various stages of development for almost 3 GW in both countries and includes plants already in operation or in advanced development in France for around 120 MW. In this way we launched our presence in the renewables sector in the country, where Plenitude has a solid presence and a significant customer base.

In October 2021, through Dhamma Energy, we inaugurated the 87.5 MWp Athies-Samoussy solar farm. The five plants composing the Athies-Samoussy complex are now fully operational: this is the largest solar farm in the Hauts-de-France region and one of the ten largest in France. The solar plant will produce 93 GWh per year, which is equivalent to the domestic consumption of 40,000 households. This power plant will help to boost the renewable power generation capacity of Eni in accordance with its growth strategy in the renewables sector and contribute towards its total decarbonisation target of products and processes by 2050. The solar park covers 100 hectares of the former Laon-Athies NATO Air Base, which abandoned and has now been converted into a sustainability-focused site. The project has also promoted direct and indirect job creation locally, with a peak of 250 people working on the construction site this year. This project has a strong focus on local development and participation as Dhamma Energy collaborated closely with several local and regional organizations, including farmers’ organizations, for the project. Moreover, in 2020 the project obtained € 2.6 million through local crowdfunding and public investment.


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