PARIS, Oct. 31 (Xinhua) -- French oil giant Total on Wednesday said its quarterly adjusted net income rose by 20 percent in the third quarter year on year thanks to a rebound of refining and chemical activities.
In a statement posted on its website, Total said its adjusted net income amounted to 3.34 billion euros (4.33 billion U.S. dollars) during the July-September period, up from 2.85 billion euros in the same period in 2011.
The increase reflected "good performance across all segments," the company said.
Following a sharp increase in refining margins and a 54-percent growth in refining and chemicals activities, the group's adjusted net operating income from business segments reached 3.69 billion euros, up 25 percent from last year.
Total plans to pay an interim dividend of 0.59 euros per share for the third quarter in March 2013.