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  • LONDON, Oct 18- U.S. coal producers have been struck by a range of structural and cyclical factors that hit consumption hard and forced many of them to seek bankruptcy protection during 2015 and 2016.. And the amount of electricity generated from coal has fallen by almost 37 percent from 1,087 terawatt-hours in January- July 2010 to 686 terawatt-hours in the...

  • TOKYO, Oct 17- The election of an anti-nuclear governor in a region north of Tokyo further challenges Prime Minister Shinzo Abe's energy policy and could mean Japan continues to rely on coal-fired electricity, undermining its efforts to reduce carbon emissions. Yoneyama's election also means Japan will keep using record levels of carbon-emitting coal to...

  • SINGAPORE, Oct 17- The liquefied natural gas sector has watched with joy how thermal coal prices have soared this year, hoping that the unexpected spike would at last make LNG price competitive in Asia. Despite an over 90 percent coal price rally to almost $100 a tonne, and even with relatively low LNG prices of $6.50 per million British thermal units, versus $20 per...

  • *Dollar-yen dips below 104 yen in Asian trade. TOKYO, Oct 17- Japan's Nikkei share average edged down in choppy trade on Monday morning as the dollar is off its highs against the yen, while Tokyo Electric Power stumbled after an anti-nuclear candidate won a Japanese regional election. "Investors' risk stances have improved since the upbeat U.S. data, so unless the...

  • NIIGATA, Japan, Oct 17- Shares in Tokyo Electric Power fell 8 percent on Monday after an anti-nuclear candidate won an upset victory in a Japanese regional election, in a blow to its attempts to restart the world's biggest atomic power station and a challenge to the government's energy policy. The election of Ryuichi Yoneyama, 49, a doctor-lawyer who has never...

  • LONDON, Oct 14- U.S. natural gas prices have surged to the highest level for more than 18 months as stocks continue to build more slowly than normal despite the warm weather. The price for gas delivered to Henry Hub in March 2017 has risen by 11 percent since the end of September and is up by almost 44 percent since hitting a low back in February. Stocks have risen by less...

  • NIIGATA, Japan, Oct 16- An anti-nuclear candidate won an upset victory in a Japanese regional election on Sunday, a blow to Tokyo Electric Power's attempts to restart the world's biggest atomic power station and a challenge to the government's energy policy. Ryuichi Yoneyama, 49, a doctor-lawyer who has never held office and is backed mostly by left-wing...

  • NIIGATA, Japan, Oct 16- An anti-nuclear candidate won a Japanese regional election on Sunday, a blow to Tokyo Electric Power's attempts to restart the world's biggest atomic power station and a challenge to the government's energy policy. Ryuichi Yoneyama, 49, a doctor-lawyer who has never held office and is backed mostly by left-wing parties, won the race for...

  • NIIGATA, Japan, Oct 16- An anti-nuclear candidate has won a Japanese regional election on Sunday, according to media projections, a blow to Tokyo Electric Power's attempts to restart the world's biggest atomic power station and a challenge to the government's energy policy. Ryuichi Yoneyama, 49, a doctor-lawyer who has never held office and is backed mostly by...

  • NIIGATA, Japan, Oct 16- An antinuclear candidate was leading a Japanese regional election on Sunday, media said, with a win likely to deal a blow to Tokyo Electric Power's attempts to restart the world's biggest atomic power station. Ryuichi Yoneyama, 49, a doctor-lawyer who has never held office and is backed mostly by left-wing parties, was ahead in the race for...

  • LONDON, Oct 14- U.S. natural gas prices have surged to the highest level for more than 18 months as stocks continue to build more slowly than normal despite the warm weather. The price for gas delivered to Henry Hub in March 2017 has risen by 11 percent since the end of September and is up by almost 44 percent since hitting a low back in February. Stocks have risen by less...

  • NIIGATA, Japan, Oct 14- A regional election north of Tokyo between candidates most Japanese have never heard of may decide the fate of the world's biggest nuclear plant and mark a turning point for an industry all but shut down after the Fukushima disaster. Tepco, as the company supplying about a third of Japan's electricity is known, is in turn vital to Prime...

  • FRANKFURT, Oct 14- German consumers will have to pay a higher surcharge to help fund renewable energy next year despite government efforts to scale back support for green power, the country's network operators said on Friday. The surcharge under the renewable energy act will amount to 6.88 euro cents per kilowatt hour in 2017, an increase of 8.3 percent from...

  • CALGARY, Alberta/ NEW YORK, Oct 13- Pipeline sabotage by environmental activists that shook the North American energy industry this week had its roots in a 2013 protest off Massachusetts, when two men in a 32- foot lobster boat blocked a 40,000- ton coal shipment to a power station. Three years on, Jay O'Hara and Ken Ward, the activists involved in the "Lobster Boat...

  • CALGARY, Alberta/ NEW YORK, Oct 13- Pipeline sabotage by environmental activists that shook the North American energy industry this week had its roots in a 2013 protest off Massachusetts, when two men in a 32- foot lobster boat blocked a 40,000- ton coal shipment to a power station. Three years on, Jay O'Hara and Ken Ward, the activists involved in the "Lobster Boat...

  • TOKYO, Oct 13- A group of investors, mostly foreign institutions, are suing Toshiba Corp in a Tokyo court for 16.7 billion yen in damages, over a $1.3 billion accounting scandal uncovered last year. The laptops-to-nuclear conglomerate has been sued by 15 groups and individuals since it first admitted to reporting inflated profits going back to 2008, including...

  • MEXICO CITY, Oct 12- Mexico's state-owned energy companies will keep about 40 percent of natural gas pipeline capacity under an open season scheme, while reserving 615 million cubic feet for new private-sector projects, a senior official said on Wednesday. Guillermo Garcia, head of Mexico's Energy Regulatory Commission, or CRE, said in an interview the...

  • That compared with 660,000 on Tuesday morning and a high of around 2.2 million Sunday morning when the storm was still battering the North and South Carolina coasts. Matthew, the fiercest Atlantic storm since 2007, lashed Florida, Georgia, North and South Carolina and Virginia with heavy rain and wind, after killing around 1,000 people in Haiti as it swept north...

  • That compared with 660,000 on Tuesday morning and a high of around 2.2 million Sunday morning when the storm was still battering the North and South Carolina coasts. Matthew, the fiercest Atlantic storm since 2007, lashed Florida, Georgia, North and South Carolina and Virginia with heavy rain and wind, after killing around 1,000 people in Haiti as it swept north...

  • That was down from 714,000 Monday night and a high of around 2.2 million Sunday morning when the storm was still battering the North and South Carolina coasts. Matthew, the first major hurricane to hit the United States in more than 10 years, lashed Florida, Georgia, North and South Carolina and Virginia with heavy rain and wind, after killing around 1,000 people in...