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  • Aug 14- Puerto Rico's electric power authority PREPA struck a deal with bondholders on Thursday to develop a restructuring plan to revive the debt-stricken utility as it got an extension of vital lines of credit it uses to buy oil. :Puerto Rico's highway, water and electricity authorities hold about $20 billion in bonds.

  • FRANKFURT/ MILAN/ LONDON, Aug 8- Several Italian utilities and private equity groups are expected to hand in tentative offers worth about 2 billion euros for E.ON' s Italian unit early next week, people familiar with the matter told Reuters.

  • BRASILIA, July 10- Brazil's government is in talks with commercial banks to lend at least 2 billion reais in emergency credit to electricity distributors as drought causes power rates to soar, a source with direct knowledge of the talks told Reuters on Thursday. Brazil's energy regulator on Wednesday extended the deadline for payment to the end of the month.

  • Wisconsin Energy buys Integrys in $5.7 bln deal Monday, 23 Jun 2014 | 8:50 AM ET

    Wisconsin Energy struck a $5.71 billion deal to buy Integrys Energy, creating a larger, more diverse electric and natural gas company.

  • A company putting the gas station out of business Tuesday, 17 Jun 2014 | 6:00 AM ET
    Pasquale Romano, CEO of ChargePoint

    Imagine a line of cars waiting to use an EV charging station and weeds growing on an abandoned Exxon lot. That's ChargePoint's vision.

  • June 2- The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency formally announced a plan on Monday to slash carbon emissions from the power sector by 30 percent below 2005 levels by 2030, a key element of President Barack Obama's plan to tackle global warming. Coal comprises more than 20,000 megawatts of the company's generation capacity. --American Electric Power Co Inc#.

  • MEXICO CITY, May 20- Mexico's state-owned power utility plans to start selling natural gas to the private sector for the first time as it builds new pipelines, the company's top executive said.

  • *Coal tops the list for deaths in energy sector. *Coal is also a major polluter. Coal mining is responsible for more fatalities than the production of any other energy source due to poor working conditions in producing countries such as China, Turkey, South Africa, Indonesia and Colombia.

  • Exelon deal to create largest mid-Atlantic utility Wednesday, 30 Apr 2014 | 1:22 PM ET

    Nuclear power producer Exelon Corp. said it would buy Pepco Holdings for $6.83 billion to create the biggest mid-Atlantic electric and gas utility.

  • April 30- Exelon Corp, the largest U.S. nuclear power producer, said it would buy Pepco Holdings Inc for $6.83 billion to create the biggest electric and gas utility in the U.S. Exelon's $27.25 per share cash offer represents a near 20 percent premium to Pepco Holdings' Tuesday close of $22.79 on the New York Stock Exchange.

  • Utilities feel pressure for ethical coal mining push Friday, 25 Apr 2014 | 3:00 AM ET

    *Coal tops the list for deaths in energy sector. *Coal also a major polluter. Coal mining is responsible for more fatalities than the production of any other energy source due to poor working conditions in export countries such as China, South Africa, Indonesia and Colombia.

  • *Deal will also let Energen fund Permian basin drilling. *Energen shares up as much as 4 pct, Laclede falls as much as 3 pct. April 7- Energen Corp will sell its 150- year old natural gas utility Alabama Gas Corp to Laclede Group Inc for $1.28 billion in cash, helping it repay debt and fund drilling for oil and gas in the Permian basin.

  • US CFTC pledges swaps relief for public utilities Thursday, 3 Apr 2014 | 12:47 PM ET

    WASHINGTON, April 3- The U.S. Commodity Futures Trading Commission plans to ease its new swaps rules to help public power utilities using swaps to hedge price risk, the head of the derivatives regulator said on Thursday.

  • Paying more at the pump? Blame ethanol prices! Monday, 24 Mar 2014 | 8:48 AM ET

    The U.S. average price of gasoline rose by 5 cents during the past two weeks, caused by the jump in the price of ethanol used to make gasoline.

  • March 3- UIL Holdings Corp said it would buy Philadelphia Gas Works, the largest municipally owned natural gas utility in the United States, for $1.86 billion in cash to expand its natural gas distribution operations.

  • March 3- UIL Holdings Corp said it would buy Philadelphia Gas Works, the largest municipally owned natural gas utility in the United States, for $1.86 billion in cash to expand its natural gas distribution operations. The deal includes some liabilities of Philadelphia Gas Works, UIL said on Monday.

  • Centrica customers quit in droves     Thursday, 20 Feb 2014 | 11:20 AM ET

    Liberum's Peter Atherton says U.K. energy companies could keep tariffs flat come next September, after Centrica reported that 360,000 of its customers quit in the fourth quarter due to price hikes.

  • As winter takes hold, plunging temps test utilities Thursday, 9 Jan 2014 | 6:25 AM ET

    Several utility companies have recently announced increases in their retail electricity rate as they struggle to meet peak periods of demand.

  • Russia to cut Ukraine gas price by one-third Tuesday, 17 Dec 2013 | 10:37 AM ET
    Gas control valves on pipework bringing gas from Russia in Kiev, Ukraine.

    To help avert a financial crisis, Russian President Vladimir Putin announced Russia's gas supply prices to Ukraine will be cut by one-third.

  • Scammers target utility customers Wednesday, 9 Oct 2013 | 6:00 AM ET
    Duke Power recently emailed this fraud alert to residential and business electric customers to warn them of the ongoing scam.

    In the latest "despicable scam," fraudsters threaten to shut off your power unless you fork over cash.