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HAVANA, April 16- Cuba's troubled sugar industry has entered the final stretch of this year's harvest, straining to equal last season's output of 1.6 million tonnes of raw sugar as the summer heat and rains begin. Only a handful of Cuba's 13 sugar producing provinces appear in position to meet their plans with all 48 mills that opened still grinding.
WASHINGTON, April 2- Federal regulators should approve construction of Sempra Energy's liquefied natural gas export project by mid-June, the chair of the U.S. Senate Energy Committee said on Wednesday, arguing that the government needs to move swiftly to keep U.S. gas exports competitive.
March 19- U.S. investment bank JPMorgan Chase& Co. has sold its physical commodities arm to Mercuria for $3.5 billion in cash, catapulting the Swiss trade house into the top tier of commodities traders.
March 7- Tensions in Ukraine have spurred U.S. officials to press the government to speed up exports of abundant U.S. natural gas to Europe as Russia moves to take control of part of the embattled nation.
While parts of the business have passed through the hands of some of the most famous and infamous names in the raw materials markets, its core is comprised of two enterprises considered among the most successful of their time: Sempra Commodities and Bear Stearns' power and gas desk.
Nov 21- Power generating companies installed over 500 megawatts of solar power and over 100 MW of wood waste and other biomass type fuels in the United States in October, according to a report by federal energy regulators. The biggest power plant to enter service in October was Spanish multinational Abengoa SA's 280- MW Solana solar thermal plant in Arizona.
A new natural gas export facility is seen as a harbinger of things to come.
Utility stocks are "extremely cheap" compared to bonds, Fidelity Portfolio Manager Douglas Simmons says.
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Mitsui, Mitsubishi and Nippon Yusen reached a joint venture agreement with the U.S. firm Sempra Energy. The project, estimated to cost $10 billion, plans to produce 12 million tons of liquefied natural gas a year by 2017, or equivalent to 10% of annual Japanese demand. The Nikkei's Sachiko Kishida reports.
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America should embrace shipping its surplus natural gas abroad, according to a study released on Wednesday.
IRVINE, Calif.-- The California Public Utilities Commission on Thursday opened an investigation into the damaged San Onofre nuclear power plant to determine whether ratepayers should bear costs tied to the facility that has been shut down most of the year.
DANA POINT, Calif., Oct 9- A plan by Southern California Edison to reopen its crippled San Onofre nuclear power plant, whose outage has increased the chance of power cuts in the region, is not certain to be approved, the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission said.
Oct 4- A plan laid out by Southern California Edison on Thursday to restart one of two damaged nuclear reactors faces months of regulatory review plus skepticism from industry critics. SCE, a unit of power company Edison International.
*NRC must approve of San Onofre Unit 2 restart. Oct 4- U.S. nuclear regulators said Thursday they would take months to review Southern California Edison's plan to restart a reactor at the long idled San Onofre nuclear power plant in California.
Oct 4- Southern California Edison on Thursday released a plan to restart Unit 2 at the San Onofre nuclear power plant and operate the unit at up to 70 percent for about five months before shutting it again for inspections.
Oct 4- Southern California Edison on Thursday released a restart plan for Unit 2 at the San Onofre nuclear power plant in California, but must wait for approval from U.S. nuclear regulators before actually restarting the unit.