* Net profit down 96%
* Oil and gas production down 4%
* Keeps dividend steady
PARIS, July 30 (Reuters) - French energy major Total reported a 96% fall in second-quarter net profit to $126 million on Thursday as the coronavirus knocked oil prices and demand but said it would maintain its dividend.
Total said its cash flow from operations fell 44% to $3.47 billion, but its adjusted net income was positive and its gearing was under control.
Reporting by Bate Felix; editing by Barbara Lewis