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French oil company Total SA saw profits rise during the finals months of 2012, thanks to high oil prices and better refining margins. Profits edged up to $3.2 billion, full year fell 13% from a year earlier. The company suffered losses in its shale gas venture with Barnett Shale in the U.S. Total was also hampered with the costs of plugging a gas leak in a field in the North Sea.