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Diesel still needed to meet climate goals, Merkel says

BERLIN (Reuters) - German Chancellor Angela Merkel warned on Sunday against a swift abandonment of diesel cars after a series of emissions scandals, saying the fuel is still needed if climate change targets are to be met.

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Eighteen semi trucks set on fire in southern Chile

SANTIAGO (Reuters) - Eighteen semi trucks used to transport food were set on fire in a parking lot in the southern Chilean city of Temuco on Saturday, local authorities said.

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BRIEF-Berkshire Hathaway Energy says five Texas stakeholder groups reach agreement with Co in Oncor acquisition

* Parties to agreement ask public utility commission of Texas to approve acquisition

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BRIEF-Peabody Energy files prospectus related to offering of 18.4 mln shares

* Peabody Energy - filed prospectus related to offering of 18.4 million shares of series A convertible preferred stock by selling stockholders

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BRIEF-Sanchez Energy, plaintiffs, all named defendants enter into stipulation of settlement

* Sanchez Energy- ‍on Aug 11, co, plaintiffs, all named defendants entered into stipulation of settlement of AUG 2013 purchase of working interests in tuscaloosa marine shale​

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BRIEF-NXT Energy Solutions refiles 2016 annual information form

* NXT Energy Solutions Inc says it has refiled 2016 annual information form, at request of Alberta Securities Commission​

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BRIEF-MGE Energy increases quarterly dividend by nearly 5 pct

* MGE Energy Inc- ‍Increased regular quarterly dividend rate by nearly 5% to $0.3225 per share on company's common stock​ Source text for Eikon: Further company coverage:

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BRIEF-DIVERGENT Energy Services-Qtrly basic loss per share $0.01

* Qtrly revenue $2.1 million versus $2.6 million Source text for Eikon: Further company coverage:

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UPDATE 1-Group led by Energy Capital to buy Calpine Corp for $5.6 bln

Aug 18 (Reuters) - Debt-laden power producer Calpine Corp said it agreed to be acquired by a consortium of investors led by Energy Capital Partners for $5.6 billion.

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BRIEF-Crown Point Energy reports quarterly FFO per share of $0.01

* Crown Point announces operating and financial results for the three and six months ended June 30, 2017

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BRIEF-Sanchez Energy Corp announces $105 mln sale of Javelina asset

* Sanchez Energy Corporation announces $105 million sale of Javelina asset

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BlackRock's largest mutual fund boosts energy holdings: manager

NEW YORK (Reuters) - BlackRock Inc's largest mutual fund hiked its exposure to "select names" in energy as the sector has lagged this year, one of its portfolio managers said on Thursday.

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BlackRock's largest mutual fund boosts energy holdings -manager

NEW YORK, Aug 17 (Reuters) - BlackRock Inc's largest mutual fund hiked its exposure to "select names" in energy as the sector has lagged this year, one of its portfolio managers said on Thursday.

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BRIEF-Vistra Energy's unit enters amendment to Credit Agreement dated Oct 3, 2016​

* Vistra Energy says ‍effective Aug 17, Vistra Operations, unit of co, entered an amendment to Credit Agreement, dated Oct 3, 2016​ - SEC filing

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BRIEF-Hyduke Energy Services appoints Jimmie Yeung as CFO

* Hyduke Energy Services Inc announces board of directors and management changes

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CANADA STOCKS-TSX falls as energy, financial stocks weigh

TORONTO, Aug 17 (Reuters) - Canada's main stock index opened lower on Thursday, hurt by slips among heavyweight financial and energy stocks.

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BRIEF-NF Energy signs new agreement

* Nf Energy Saving Corp - ‍Announced that it recently signed a strategic cooperation agreement with China social welfare foundation water fund​ Source text for Eikon: Further company coverage:

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UPDATE 1-European shares set to end three days of gains as banks, energy stocks fall

LONDON, Aug 17 (Reuters) - European shares edged lower on Thursday, set to break their three-day winning streak as banks fell following a set of cautious minutes from the U.S. Federal Reserve, and energy stocks also weighed on a busy day for company results.

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European shares set to end three days of gains as banks, energy stocks fall

LONDON, Aug 17 (Reuters) - European shares edged lower in early deals on Thursday, set to break their three-day winning streak as banks fell following a set of cautious minutes from the U.S. Federal Reserve, and energy stocks also weighed.

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BRIEF-Berkshire Hathaway Energy stands firm on $9 bln offer to acquire Oncor

* Will stand firm on $9 billion offer to acquire 80% of oncor electric delivery company and will not increase offer

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Silver Run Acquisition strikes deal for two Oklahoma energy companies

HOUSTON, Aug 16 (Reuters) - Silver Run Acquisition II, a private equity backed oil and gas startup led by the former chief executive of Anadarko Petroleum Corp, has agreed to acquire two Oklahoma energy companies.

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BRIEF-Alvopetro Energy reports qtrly FFO loss of $0.01 per share

* Alvopetro announces operational update and second quarter financial and operating results

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CANADA STOCKS-TSX opens higher as financials, energy stocks lead

TORONTO, Aug 16 (Reuters) - Canada's main stock index rose at the open on Wednesday in broad-based gains led by financials, while energy stocks were buoyed by firmer crude oil prices.

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German court rules Chile sect doctor should be jailed

BERLIN (Reuters) - A German court has ruled that a doctor who was part of a secretive sect set up by an ex-Nazi from Germany in a remote part of Chile should go to prison for aiding and abetting the sexual abuse that took place.

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BRIEF-Dundee Energy Limited announces subsidiary filings of notice of intention under the bankruptcy and insolvency act

* Dundee Energy Limited announces subsidiary filings of notice of intention under the bankruptcy and insolvency act

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UPDATE 2-Brazil to unveil new deficit goals on Wednesday

BRASILIA, Aug 15 (Reuters) - The Brazilian government will announce on Wednesday a new primary deficit target for this year and next that will not exceed 159 billion reais ($49.7 billion), cabinet ministers said on Tuesday.

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US STOCKS-Wall St little changed as retail, energy stocks weigh

* Dow up 0.03 pct, S&P off 0.05 pct, Nasdaq down 0.08 pct (Adds details, changes comment, updates prices)

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Cheniere Energy sets up China office to expand sales - sources

BEIJING, Aug 15 (Reuters) - U.S. natural gas exporter Cheniere Energy Inc is setting up an office in Beijing to help it clinch long-term supply deals with Chinese buyers, four industry sources said.

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BRIEF-Energy transfer prices 54.0 mln common shares priced at $18.65/share

* Energy transfer partners announces pricing of common unit offering

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Far Right Plans Its Next Moves With a New Energy

Some white supremacists and right-wing extremists were making arrangements to appear at future marches, and others were planning to run for office.

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Walmart Chile signs deal with workers, avoiding strike

SANTIAGO, Aug 14 (Reuters) - Lider, Wal-Mart Stores Inc's main supermarket chain in Chile, has signed a new work contract with its employees, averting a possible strike, the union said on Monday.

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Billionaire hedge-fund manager Tepper adds contrarian energy stocks

NEW YORK, Aug 14 (Reuters) - Hedge-fund manager David Tepper, known for taking positions in out-of-favor companies in his Appaloosa Management hedge fund, added stakes in embattled Wells Fargo Co and several energy companies in the second quarter as the price of oil fell, according to quarterly filings released Monday.

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BRIEF-Yuma Energy qtrly loss per share $0.04‍​

* Yuma Energy Inc announces second quarter 2017 financial results

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BRIEF-Kayne Anderson Energy Development enters into $60 million term loan

* Kayne Anderson Energy Development Company enters into $60 million term loan and $70 million revolving credit facility

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Sierra Club sues U.S. Energy Department over power grid study

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Environmental group the Sierra Club sued the U.S. Energy Department on Monday in hopes of forcing it to reveal the groups it has consulted in conducting an eagerly awaited study on the electricity grid.

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BRIEF-Lilis Energy provides second quarter operations and corporate update

* Lilis Energy provides second quarter operations and corporate update

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BRIEF-Lilis Energy and Lucid Energy enter into gas gathering, processing and purchase agreement in the Permian basin

* Lilis Energy and Lucid Energy Group enter into a long-term gas gathering, processing and purchase agreement in the Permian basin

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BRIEF-TransGlobe Energy reports Q2 funds flow of $0.23 per share

* TransGlobe Energy Corporation announces second quarter 2017 financial and operating results

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Trump's NAFTA autos goals to collide with industry as talks start

WASHINGTON, Aug 14 (Reuters) - The Trump administration has set a collision course with the auto industry as it launches renegotiations of the 23-year-old NAFTA trade pact this week, aiming to shrink a growing trade deficit with Mexico and tighten the rules of origin for cars and parts.

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BRIEF-Hyduke Energy Services reports Q2 loss per share $0.02

* Hyduke announces second quarter 2017 financial results, refinances term debt

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Energy hedge funds look to spreads, margins as long bets flail

NEW YORK (Reuters) - For the oil-trading community, the fall of hedge fund manager Andy Hall signaled a heavy blow, but while commodity funds continue to shutter their doors, some are finding other...

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Magnitude 5.9 quake strikes off Chile coast: USGS

(Reuters) - A magnitude 5.9 quake struck off the coast of Chile, 102 km west-southwest of Coquimbo, at depth of 10 km (6 miles), on Saturday, the U.S. Geological Survey said.

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Generating Green Energy in a Chilean Desert

Chile is advancing in its goals for reliance on renewable energy, with South America’s first geothermal plant and a constellation of solar and wind farms.

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Chile’s Energy Transformation Is Powered by Wind, Sun and Volcanoes

Once energy dependent, Chile is on track to become a renewables powerhouse with the potential to export electricity.

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BRIEF-First Solar awarded 241MW module supply contract for Edify energy solar projects in Australia

* First Solar awarded 241MW module supply contract for Edify energy solar projects in Australia Source text for Eikon: Further company coverage:

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BRIEF-Camber Energy chairman and board member Fred Zeidman tenders his resignation

* Camber Energy- co's chairman, Fred Zeidman, has tendered his resignation as chairman and as member of board of directors, effective Aug. 7, 2017

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BRIEF-Butte Energy says CEO Tyron Pfeifer has resigned

* Butte Energy Inc - ‍tyron Pfeifer has resigned as president and chief executive officer of company, with effect as of August 9, 2017​ Source text for Eikon: Further company coverage:

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BRIEF-Bengal Energy reports Q1 adjusted earnings per share $0.01

* Revenues in Q1 fiscal 2018 were 7% lower than fiscal q1 2017 due to 14% decrease production volumes

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Chilean judge takes second stab at resolving murder of ex-president

SANTIAGO (Reuters) - A Chilean judge formally accused six people on Friday of assassinating a former president during the country's 1973 to 1990 dictatorship, marking the second time in a decade he has moved to resolve the enduring murder case.

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BRIEF-Panoro Energy says has resolved to buyback 1 mln shares

* Panoro Energy Asa says has resolved to buy back 1 million shares as set out in offer Source text for Eikon: Further company coverage:

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BRIEF-Energy XXI Gulf Coast reports Q2 loss per share of $0.71

* Energy XXI Gulf Coast announces second quarter 2017 financial and operational results

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BRIEF-Cathedral Energy Qtrly diluted FFO per share $0.03

* Qtrly net earnings from continuing operations per share $ 0.00 Source text for Eikon: Further company coverage:

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BRIEF-Questerre Energy reports Q2 revenue of C$4.18 million

* Qtrly adjusted funds flow from operations $880,000 Source text for Eikon: Further company coverage:

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BRIEF-Eagle Energy Inc reports Q2 FFO of $0.10 per share

* Eagle Energy Inc announces second quarter 2017 results, succession plan and cost reduction initiatives

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BRIEF-Ranger Energy prices public offering of 5.86 mln Class A shares at $14.50 per share

* Ranger energy services, inc. Prices initial public offering

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BRIEF-Breitburn Energy Partners says bankruptcy court enters order authorizing debtors to enter into swap agreements with certain dip lenders​

* Breitburn Energy Partners - ‍on Aug 9, bankruptcy court entered order authorizing debtors to enter into swap agreements with certain of dip lenders​

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BRIEF-Kenon's subsidiary OPC Energy prices initial public offering

* OPC Energy Ltd, a subsidiary of Kenon, prices initial public offering

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BRIEF-Serinus Energy Inc qtrly net income from continuing operations per share, basic and diluted $0.00

* Serinus Energy Inc says during Q2 2017, production from Tunisia averaged 329 boe/d, a decrease from 1,206 boe/d in Q2 2016

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BRIEF-Chinook Energy reports Q2 results

* Chinook Energy Inc says production during Q2 of 2017 averaged 3,638 boe/d, an increase of 3.5% from previous quarter

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BRIEF-Total Energy Services Inc qtrly ‍net loss attributable to shareholders $0.26​

* Total Energy Services Inc qtrly ‍net loss attributable to shareholders $0.26​

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Trump appoints Chatterjee to chair energy commission

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The White House said on Thursday that President Donald Trump had appointed Neil Chatterjee as chair of the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission.

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CORRECTED-BRIEF-Jagged Peak Energy announces appointment of COO

* Jagged Peak Energy Inc. announces appointment of chief operating officer

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BRIEF-Contura Energy files to withdraw IPO plans

* Contura Energy Inc files to withdraw IPO plans - SEC filing

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BRIEF-FPX receives ‍permit approval from British Columbia Ministry of Energy and Mines for drilling

* FPX Nickel Corp - Permit approval has been granted by British Columbia Ministry of Energy and Mines for drilling on Co's flagship Decar Nickel project​ Source text for Eikon: Further company coverage:

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BRIEF-Essential Energy Services posts qtrly loss of $0.04 per share

* Essential Energy Services announces second quarter financial results and revised capital spending forecast

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BRIEF-Strad Energy Services Q2 ‍net loss per share $0.04​​

* Strad Energy Services Ltd qtrly ‍revenue of $28.5 million increased 197% compared to $9.6 million for same period in 2016​

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BRIEF-Great Plains Energy Q2 loss per share $0.10

* Q2 earnings per share view $0.47 -- Thomson Reuters I/B/E/S

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BRIEF-Jagged Peak Energy Q2 non-GAAP earnings per share $0.05

* Jagged Peak Energy Inc announces second quarter 2017 financial and operating results

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BRIEF-Canacol Energy enters into Sabanas Gas flowline agreement

* Canacol Energy Ltd enters into Sabanas Gas flowline agreement

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BRIEF-Profire Energy Q2 earnings per share $0.03

* Profire Energy reports financial results for second fiscal quarter fiscal 2017

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BRIEF-Changfeng says its unit and EDF China awarded concession rights for integrated smart energy project

* On Aug 8, co's unit,‍ EDF (China) Holding Ltd jointly awarded concession rights for integrated smart energy project

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BRIEF-Step Energy Services reports Q2 earnings of $0.04/shr

* Step Energy Services Ltd. reports second quarter 2017 financial and operating results

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BRIEF-Obsidian Energy reports Q2 FFO of $0.09/shr

* Obsidian Energy announces second quarter 2017 financial and operational results

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BRIEF-Southcross Energy reports Q2 loss of $0.20/common unit

* Southcross Energy Partners, L.P. reports second quarter results

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Pakistan's skydiving PM seen soothing military, energy fears

ISLAMABAD (Reuters) - Family links to Pakistan's powerful military and a cabinet stint championing the use of liquefied natural gas (LNG) will probably help new prime minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi navigate thorny relations with the army and curb rolling blackouts.

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BRIEF-Vaalco Energy Q2 earnings per share $0.04 from continuing operations

* Produced an average of 4,363 barrels of oil per day (bopd) in q2 of 2017 Source text for Eikon: Further company coverage:

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BRIEF-NuVista Energy reports Q2 earnings per share c$0.15

* NuVista Energy Ltd announces second quarter 2017 financial and operating results

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BRIEF-Consumers Energy names Leeroy Wells Jr as vice president of operations support

* Consumers Energy names Leeroy Wells Jr. as vice president of operations support Source text for Eikon: Further company coverage:

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BRIEF-CenterPoint Energy files to offer $500 mln aggregate principal amount of 2.50% senior notes due 2022

* CenterPoint Energy Inc files to offer $500 million aggregate principal amount of 2.50% senior notes due 2022 - SEC filing‍​

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BRIEF-Kenon provides updates on its unit OPC Energy's IPO

* Kenon provides updates on its subsidiary OPC Energy Ltd's initial public offering

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BRIEF-Noble Energy files prospectus supplement related to potential two-part notes offering

* Noble Energy files prospectus supplement related to potential two-part notes offering, due 2028 and due 2047 - SEC filing

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BRIEF-Ensign Energy Q2 loss per share C$0.22

* Ensign energy services inc. Reports 2017 second quarter results

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BRIEF-Tallgrass Energy Partners acquires Powder River Oil Gathering System

* Tallgrass energy partners acquires Powder River Oil Gathering System, continues to expand service offerings in the basin

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Miners, energy stocks give European shares another leg up

LONDON, Aug 7 (Reuters) - Basic resources and energy stocks helped European benchmarks build on the previous week's robust gains on Monday, as commodity prices climbed.

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British government launches review to cut long-term energy costs

LONDON (Reuters) - Britain's government launched a review on how best to reduce long-term energy bills for households and business on Sunday, prompted in part by concern that high electricity costs could damage industrial competitiveness.

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CORRECTED-Eldorado, Chile's Empresas Copec talks end over price, sources say

SAO PAULO, Aug 4 (Reuters) - Talks between Chile's Empresas Copec SA COP.SN and J&F Investimentos SA over Brazilian pulpmaker Eldorado Brasil SA have collapsed as the end of an exclusivity period approached and price disagreements remained, three sources with direct knowledge of the matter said on Friday.

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BRIEF-Vistra Energy reports Q2 loss per share ‍$0.06

* Vistra Energy reports second quarter 2017 results and reaffirms 2017 guidance

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BRIEF-Gran Tierra Energy provides operations update

* Gran Tierra Energy Inc provides operations update highlighted by progress with costayaco a-limestone, putumayo exploration success and acordionero development Source text for Eikon: Further company coverage:

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BRIEF-Gran Tierra Energy Q2 loss per share $0.02

* Gran Tierra Energy Inc announces second quarter 2017 results highlighted by strong financial performance, 22 pct increase in production and continued success in putumayo and middle magdalena basins

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BRIEF-PHX Energy Q2 loss per share $0.18

* Qtrly consolidated revenue of $53.8 million, more than double $26.4 million generated in respective 2016-period

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BRIEF-Black Mountain Sand announces multi-year supply contract with Diamondback Energy

* Black Mountain Sand LLC announces multi-year supply contract with Diamondback Energy Inc

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BRIEF-Dominion Energy says acquired 2 ‍solar generating facilities​

* Dominion Energy acquires, plans to acquire four North Carolina solar energy projects

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Chile's Congress eases strict abortion ban, court battle awaits

SANTIAGO (Reuters) - Chile's Congress approved late on Wednesday night a bill that legalizes abortion in certain cases, though it will still need to win the approval of the nation's courts to go into effect.

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BRIEF-Seven Generations Energy Q2 FFO up 36%

* Seven generations Q2 funds from operations up 36% to $268.1 million, or 73 cents per share

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BRIEF-NGL Energy Partners LP posts qtrly loss of $0.61 per common unit

* Says net loss for Q1 of fiscal 2018 was $63.7 million, compared to net income for Q1 of fiscal 2017 of $182.8 million

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BRIEF-OGE Energy qtrly‍ reported earnings of $0.52 per diluted share

* OGE Energy Corp - qtrly ‍ reported earnings of $0.52 per diluted share - sec filing​

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Rosneft CEO: U.S. sanctions will backfire, hurt U.S. energy majors

NIZHNEBUREISKY, Russia, Aug 3 (Reuters) - New U.S. sanctions imposed on Russia will have negative consequences for the United States and backfire on U.S. energy majors, Igor Sechin, chief executive officer of Russia's largest oil producer Rosneft , said on Thursday.

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UPDATE 1-Genesis Energy to buy Tronox's alkali business for $1.3 bln

Aug 2 (Reuters) - Genesis Energy LP said it will buy Tronox Ltd's alkali business, the world's largest producer of natural soda ash, for about $1.33 billion in cash to expand into the chemicals sector.

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BRIEF-Delphi Energy reports Q2 revenue C$20.2 mln

* Produced an average of 9,420 barrels of oil equivalent per day ("boe/d") for Q2

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Genesis Energy to buy Tronox's alkali business for $1.3 bln

Aug 2 (Reuters) - Genesis Energy said it will buy Tronox Ltd's alkali chemicals business, the world's largest producer of natural soda ash, for about 1.33 billion in cash.

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BRIEF-Genesis Energy posts Q2 net income of $0.28 per unit

* Qtrly net income attributable to Genesis Energy LP, $0.28 per unit

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BRIEF-Genesis Energy says to buy Tronox Ltd's alkali business for about $1.3 bln

* Genesis energy L.P. enters into agreement to acquire Tronox Limited's alkali business

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BRIEF-Source Energy reports quarterly sand revenue of $50.6 mln

* Source energy services reports strong second quarter results

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BRIEF-Eco-Stim Energy Solutions reports private placement

* As part of offering, co to issue an aggregate of about 19.6 million shares of its common stock for $1.43 per share Source text for Eikon: Further company coverage:

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BRIEF-CWC Energy Services Q2 loss per share $0.01

* CWC Energy Services Corp. announces second quarter 2017 operational and financial results

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BRIEF-Mid-Con Energy Partners Q2 loss per share $0.52

* Mid-Con Energy Partners, Lp announces second quarter 2017 operating and financial results

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BRIEF-Allete Clean Energy announces $80 mln turbine refurbishment initiative

* Allete Clean Energy announces $80 million turbine refurbishment initiative

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Trump weighs Energy Secretary Perry to run Homeland Security: Bloomberg

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - President Donald Trump may tap U.S. Energy Secretary Rick Perry to replace former Homeland Security Secretary John Kelly, who took over as the president's chief of staff in the White House this week, Bloomberg News reported on Wednesday.

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Quake shakes buildings in Chilean capital Santiago

SANTIAGO (Reuters) - An earthquake shook buildings in the Chilean capital Santiago in the early hours of Wednesday.

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China energy regulator raises targets for curbing coal-fired power

BEIJING (Reuters) - China's energy regulator on Monday said it was raising its targets for curbing coal-fired power capacity over the next few years, as the world's No.2 economy continues its drive against pollution.

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BRIEF-Kosmos Energy announces intention to pursue secondary listing on LSE

* Kosmos Energy announces intention to pursue secondary listing on the London Stock Exchange

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Goldman, Tennenbaum buy Singapore-based solar power company Coenergy

SINGAPORE, Aug 2 (Reuters) - U.S.-private equity funds Tennenbaum Capital Partners LLC (TCP) and Goldman Sachs BDC (GSBD) have bought solar energy company Coenergy Asia & ME Pte Ltd and its subsidiaries, Coenergy said on Wednesday.

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BRIEF-Blackbird Energy reports management changes

* Blackbird Energy Inc announces management changes Source text for Eikon: Further company coverage:

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UPDATE 2-Devon Energy trims full-year spending; shrs dip

Aug 1 (Reuters) - Devon Energy Corp trimmed its full-year exploration spending by $100 million, joining a growing list of U.S. shale producers who have cut their budgets for the year.

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Mexico sets out NAFTA goals ahead of re-negotiation talks: document

MEXICO CITY (Reuters) - Mexico has set out its goals for the upcoming renegotiation of NAFTA, according to a document seen by Reuters on Tuesday, prioritizing free access for goods and services, greater labor market integration and a strengthening of energy security.

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BRIEF-DTE Energy seeks to build natural gas plant in Michigan

* Filed certificate of necessity with Michigan Public Service Commission to build natural gas-fired power plant in Michigan

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The energy patch: where rights offerings are 'sexy' again

WILMINGTON, Del./CHICAGO (Reuters) - Energy businesses that are trying to exit bankruptcy are finding a savior in some of their own creditors, which have been scooping up newly issued stock from the companies at hefty discounts.

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Japan to start work on revising basic energy policy next week

TOKYO (Reuters) - Tokyo will begin discussions on a revision of Japan's basic energy plan next week, Minister of Economy, Trade and Industry Hiroshige Seko said, although he expects no change in the basic structure of energy policy established in 2014.

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UPDATE 1-AES Gener sees costs rising further at Chilean hydropower project

SANTIAGO, July 31 (Reuters) - AES Gener, the Chilean arm of AES Corp, said on Monday that it forecast possible fresh cost overruns on its half-finished Alto Maipo hydropower mega-project after continued problems with its construction and contractors.

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AES Gener sees costs rising further at Chilean hydropower project

SANTIAGO, July 31 (Reuters) - AES Gener, the Chilean arm of AES Corp, said on Monday that it forecast possible fresh cost overruns on its Alto Maipo hydropower mega-project after problems with its construction and contractors.

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BRIEF-Holly Energy Partners LP says ‍on July 27 entered into a third amended and restated credit agreement - SEC filing​

* Holly Energy Partners LP- ‍on July 27 Holly Energy Partners L.P. entered into a third amended and restated credit greement - SEC filing​

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BRIEF-Jana Partners, in a letter to EQT, "to continue to oppose Rice Energy transaction​"

* Jana Partners LLC, in a letter to EQT, says intends to continue to oppose Rice Energy transaction​ - SEC filing

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CANADA STOCKS-TSX rises, lifted by banks, energy stocks

TORONTO, July 31 (Reuters) - Canada's main stock index rose in early trade on Monday, as shares of major banks and energy companies perked up with higher bond yields and as oil prices headed for their strongest month this year.

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BRIEF-Peregrine ‍says "to evaluate strategic options for advancing research and development business​"

* Peregrine Pharmaceuticals Inc - ‍continues to evaluate strategic options for advancing research and development business​

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Utility Helps Wean Vermonters From the Electric Grid

Green Mountain Power is trying to turn homes, neighborhoods and towns into virtual power plants, driven by economics as well as environmental goals.

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BRIEF-Tsakos Energy Navigation files for mixed shelf of upto $500 mln - SEC Filing

* Files for mixed shelf of upto $500 million - SEC Filing Source text: [http://bit.ly/2h9yXnM] Further company coverage:

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CANADA STOCKS-TSX falls as energy and financial shares retreat

* TSX closes down 62.71 points, or 0.41 percent, at 15,128.65

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BRIEF-Enbridge Energy Partners says entered 2nd amendment to credit agreement

* Enbridge Energy Partners Lp - on july 25, 2017, co entered second amendment to credit agreement, dated as of july 25, 2017, with Enbridge (U.S.) Inc

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Walmart Chile workers vote to go on strike

SANTIAGO (Reuters) - The union representing workers at Lider, Wal-Mart Stores Inc's main supermarket chain in Chile, said on Friday they had voted to go on strike for higher pay.

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REFILE-U.S. coal exports soar, in boost to Trump energy agenda, data shows

WASHINGTON/LONDON July 28 (Reuters) - U.S. coal exports have jumped more than 60 percent this year due to soaring demand from Europe and Asia, according to a Reuters review of government data, allowing President Donald Trump's administration to claim that efforts to revive the battered industry are working.

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UPDATE 1-Safran cites LEAP-1A quality problem, delivery goals intact

PARIS, July 28 (Reuters) - Safran has witnessed a "minor" quality problem with a part for its LEAP-1A engine for Airbus jets, but its 2017 delivery goals are unaffected, Chief Executive Philippe Petitcolin said on Friday.

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Safran says LEAP-1A had quality problem, delivery goals intact

PARIS, July 28 (Reuters) - Safran has witnessed a "minor" quality problem with a part for its LEAP-1A engine for Airbus jets, but the situation is under control and will not affect 2017 delivery goals, Chief Executive Philippe Petitcolin said on Friday.

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U.S. coal exports soar, in boost to Trump energy agenda, data shows

WASHINGTON/LONDON (Reuters) - U.S. coal exports have jumped more than 60 percent this year due to soaring demand from Europe and Asia, according to a Reuters review of government data, allowing President Donald Trump's administration to claim that efforts to revive the battered industry are working.

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Brazilian renewable energy firm Omega's IPO prices at 15.6 reais

BRASILIA, July 27 (Reuters) - An initial public offering by Brazil's Omega Geração SA, a renewable energy firm, priced at 15.6 reais ($4.95) a share on Thursday, according to data provided by the Brazilian Securities & Exchange Commission.

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BRIEF-Forum Energy Technologies announces Q2 loss per share $0.81

* Forum Energy Technologies announces second quarter 2017 results

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BRIEF-Basic Energy Services reports Q2 loss per share $0.92

* Q2 revenue $213.3 million versus I/B/E/S view $219.7 million

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U.S. general: North Korea ICBM threat advancing faster than expected

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. General Mark Milley, the chief of staff of the Army, said on Thursday that North Korea's July 4 test of an intercontinental ballistic missile showed its capabilities were advancing significantly and faster than many had expected.

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UPDATE 1-Li Ka-shing's CKI to buy German energy metering firm Ista

July 27 (Reuters) - A consortium led by Hong Kong's CK Infrastructure said on Thursday it would buy German metering and energy management group Ista in a deal valued at up to 4.5 billion euros ($5.25 billion).

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Hong Kong's CKI to buy German energy management group Ista

July 27 (Reuters) - A consortium led by Hong Kong's CK Infrastructure said on Thursday it would buy German metering and energy management group Ista for a value of up to 4.5 billion euros ($5.25 billion).

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BRIEF-Crescent point energy Q2 FFO $0.77

* Crescent Point announces strong Q2 2017 results and upwardly revised 2017 guidance

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BRIEF-Western Energy Services reports Q2 loss per share $0.23

* Western Energy Services Corp. releases second quarter 2017 financial and operating results

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UPDATE 1-Suncor Energy reports second-quarter profit, ups capital budget

CALGARY, Alberta, July 26 (Reuters) - Suncor Energy Inc , Canada's second-largest oil and gas producer, reported a second-quarter profit on Wednesday due to stronger crude oil prices and increased production from some upstream assets and refining operations.

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RPT-Reliance's 'free' JioPhone shakes up cheap end of India's billion-strong market

MUMBAI, July 26 (Reuters) - At first glance, Indian telecoms upstart Jio's bet on 'free' internet-enabled phones to win over poorer customers is a near-fatal blow for low-end handset makers, most already struggling with paper-thin margins on some of the world's cheapest devices.

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Suncor Energy reports second-quarter profit

CALGARY, Alberta, July 26 (Reuters) - Suncor Energy Inc , Canada's second-largest oil and gas producer, reported a second-quarter profit on Wednesday as a result of stronger crude oil prices and increased production from its upstream assets and refining operations.

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BRIEF-Suncor Energy reports Q2 FFO per share C$0.98

* Qtrly refining and marketing (R&M) crude throughput improved to 435,500 bbls/d from 400,200 bbls/d in prior year quarter

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GE, Invenergy build wind farm in Oklahoma, biggest in the U.S.

July 26 (Reuters) - Power development company Invenergy LLC and General Electric Co on Wednesday announced plans to build the largest wind farm in the United States in Oklahoma, part of a $4.5 billion project to provide electricity to 1.1 million utility customers in the region.

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UPDATE 1-Energy Future warns delay would kill Oncor sale to Buffett

WILMINGTON, Del., July 26 (Reuters) - Warren Buffett's Berkshire Hathaway Inc will walk away from its $9 billion acquisition of Oncor Electric Delivery Co if the deal is delayed, an attorney for the parent company of Texas' largest utility told a bankruptcy judge on Wednesday.

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Energy Future warns delay would kill Oncor sale to Buffett

WILMINGTON, Del. (Reuters) - Warren Buffett's Berkshire Hathaway Inc will walk away from its $9 billion acquisition of Oncor Electric Delivery Co if the deal is delayed, an attorney for the parent company of Texas' largest utility told a bankruptcy judge on Wednesday.

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Rihanna meets French president Macron to address education goals

PARIS (Reuters) - Rihanna met French President Emmanuel Macron on Wednesday to discuss the pop star's charity activities in healthcare and education.

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Reliance's 'free' JioPhone shakes up cheap end of India's billion-strong market

MUMBAI (Reuters) - At first glance, Indian telecoms upstart Jio's bet on 'free' internet-enabled phones to win over poorer customers is a near-fatal blow for low-end handset makers, most already struggling with paper-thin margins on some of the world's cheapest devices.

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Egyptian endurance athlete sets new goals after cycling record

CAIRO (Reuters) - Not content with having been part of the fastest ever team to cycle across Europe, Egyptian endurance athlete Helmy Elsaeed is turning his attention to a challenge closer to home - and then potentially the Winter Olympics.

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CANADA STOCKS-TSX edges higher as energy stocks gain with oil

TORONTO, July 26 (Reuters) - Canada's main stock index edged higher in early trade on Wednesday, with gains for the index's heavyweight energy sector on higher oil prices offsetting falls for railway stocks after Canadian National Railway Co reported earnings.

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UPDATE 1-Airbus A350 goals on track, but A320neo plans in doubt

PARIS, July 26 (Reuters) - Airbus said on Wednesday it was on track to meet a target of 10 A350 deliveries a month by the end of 2018 as it hit a milestone of 100 deliveries since Europe's newest wide-body jet came into service, but doubts remains over its A320neo delivery plans.

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BRIEF-Nextera Energy Partners Q2 total operating revenues $204 mln

* Qtrly total operating revenues $204 million versus $188 million

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BRIEF-Nextera Energy reports Q2 earnings

* Nextera Energy Inc - second-quarter 2017 net income attributable to Nextera Energy on a GAAP basis of $1.68 per share

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Autos and energy firms boost European shares as earnings roll in, banks held back

* Chipmaker ASM International falls as Q3 outlook disappoints

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U.S. energy secretary duped into fake interview with Russian comedians

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. Energy Secretary Rick Perry optimistically discussed expanding American coal exports to Ukraine and other energy matters during a lengthy phone call this month with a Russian prankster who Perry thought was Ukraine's prime minister.

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BRIEF-‍berkshire Hathaway Energy says 10 stakeholders support bid for Oncor​

* ‍berkshire Hathaway Energy - announced that 10 stakeholders support Berkshire Hathaway Energy's bid for Oncor​ Source text for Eikon: Further company coverage:

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BRIEF-Emerge Energy Services and EP Energy E&P Co entered into sand supply agreement

* Emerge Energy Services Lp - on july 19, unit of co and EP Energy E&P Company, L.P. entered into a sand supply agreement effective as of Jan. 1, 2017

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Macquarie taps advisers for up to $4.5 bln Puget Energy stake sale -sources

July 25 (Reuters) - Macquarie Group has chosen Moelis & Co and its own investment banking arm to advise on the sale of its 42 percent stake in Washington utility Puget Energy, people familiar with the matter said on Tuesday.

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UPDATE 1-Michelin profit softens, but tyremaker firm on 2017 goals

PARIS, July 25 (Reuters) - Michelin's operating profit fell in the first half, with the French tyre maker saying on Tuesday it had missed forecasts because analysts had overestimated foreign exchange gains.

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China backs joint energy development with Philippines in disputed sea

MANILA (Reuters) - China's foreign minister on Tuesday said he supported the idea of joint energy ventures with the Philippines in the disputed South China Sea, warning that unilateral action could cause problems and damage both sides.

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BRIEF-Ur-Energy files for mixed shelf of upto $100 mln - SEC Filing

* Files for mixed shelf of upto $100 million - SEC Filing Source text: [http://bit.ly/2uRhV3n] Further company coverage:

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West Virginia orders Energy Transfer to stop work on Rover pipeline

(Reuters) - West Virginia environmental regulators ordered Energy Transfer Partners LP to stop work on the Rover natural gas pipeline in the state due to alleged water and waste management violations of its permit.

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Russian energy minister plays down risks in Siemens turbines row

ST PETERSBURG, Russia, July 24 (Reuters) - Russia faces no risks due to a scandal over illegal deliveries of Siemens turbines to sanctions-hit Crimea, because the products supplied by the German company are also supplied by other producers, Russia's energy minister said on Monday.

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CANADA STOCKS-TSX dragged lower by banks, energy shares stem decline

OTTAWA, July 24 (Reuters) - Canada's main stock index fell broadly on Monday, dragged lower by declines in shares of the country's biggest banks, as well as a retreat in gold miners and retailers.

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President Bachelet of Chile Is the Last Woman Standing in the Americas

It seems nearly certain that soon only men will lead governments in the Americas, underscoring the elusive quest for gender parity in politics.

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Second half goals take USA into Gold Cup final

(Reuters) - The United States breezed into the final of the 2017 Gold Cup after second half goals from Jozy Altidore and Clint Dempsey secured the hosts' 2-0 win over Costa Rica on Saturday.

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BRIEF-Dominion Energy Midstream declares quarterly cash distribution increase of 5 percent

* Dominion Energy Midstream declares quarterly cash distribution; increases distribution by 5 percent above first-quarter distribution

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UPDATE 2-Husky Energy see possible acquisitions, posts smaller 2nd-qtr loss

July 21 (Reuters) - Canadian oil and gas producer Husky Energy Inc sees an increased opportunity for asset purchases, but will have a "high bar" for determining whether to buy, company Chief Executive Officer Rob Peabody said on Friday.

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BRIEF-Osprey Energy Acquisition Corp units open 0.5 percent above IPO price in debut

* Osprey Energy Acquisition Corp units open at $10.05 on The NASDAQ versus IPO price of $10.00 per unit

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CANADA STOCKS-TSX declines as oil prices drag down energy sector

* All of TSX's 10 main groups trade lower (Adds details, share prices)

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CANADA STOCKS-TSX slips as oil prices weigh on energy sector

TORONTO, July 21 (Reuters) - Canada's main stock index slipped on Friday as weakness in oil prices weighed on energy shares, offsetting a gain in gold miners.

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BRIEF-Canada Energy updates appeal process for water disposal

* Canada Energy Partners updates appeal process for water disposal

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BRIEF-NGL Energy Partners announces quarterly cash distribution

* Board of directors of its general partner declared a quarterly distribution of $0.39 per unit Source text for Eikon: Further company coverage:

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Bid to ease Chile's abortion ban hits roadblock

SANTIAGO (Reuters) - Chile's Chamber of Deputies fell one vote short of passing the Senate version of a bill easing the country's strict abortion law, a surprise setback to President Michelle Bachelet and abortion rights advocates.

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White House Scaling Back Goals for Business Tax Cuts

The proposed tax rate for businesses is now said to be around 20 percent, rather than the 15 percent rate the administration said it wanted.

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CANADA STOCKS-TSX buoyed by gains in energy, financials

TORONTO, July 19 (Reuters) - Canada's main stock index rose on Wednesday as the influential financial and energy sectors led broad gains, helped in part by higher commodity prices.

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BRIEF-Jones Energy says expects Q2 production of about 23.8 mboe/d

* Jones Energy Inc - ‍Arkoma divestiture is anticipated to close on August 1, 2017​

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Mexico minister expresses concern over U.S. talk of deficits in NAFTA goals

MEXICO CITY (Reuters) - Mexico's economy minister Ildefonso Guajardo said on Tuesday he was concerned that the United States was still insisting on reducing trade deficits in the objectives it set out for the renegotiation of the NAFTA trade deal on Monday.

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BRIEF-Viper Energy Partners prices upsized offering of 14 mln units

* Viper Energy Partners Lp, a subsidiary of Diamondback Energy, Inc., prices upsized public offering of common units

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BRIEF-Hallador Energy declares quarterly dividend of $.04/shr

* Declared regular quarterly dividend of $.04 per share Source text for Eikon: Further company coverage:

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BRIEF-Viper Energy Partners announces public offering of common units

* Viper Energy Partners LP, a subsidiary of Diamondback Energy Inc announces public offering of common units

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BRIEF-Petro Victory Energy Corp says trading in its shares will resume on July 17

* Further update regarding the acquisition of non-operated onshore production assets in brazil and CAD$4MM private placement of 80mm shares at CAD$0.05

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Chile hit with a very rare snow event

CNN meteorologist Derek Van Dam reports on a rare winter weather event in Santiago, Chile.

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Back in Afghan Hot Spot, U.S. Marines Chase Diminished Goals

Marines have returned to Helmand Province to help Afghan forces regain ground lost to the Taliban, and this time there is no timetable for leaving.

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BRIEF-Duke Energy to build, operate 3 solar power plants in Kentucky

* Duke Energy unveils plans for its first solar power plants in Kentucky

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BRIEF-Linn Energy enters into agreement with BCCK Engineering

* LINN Energy announces Blue Mountain Midstream llc and construction of cryogenic plant in the heart of the merge

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BRIEF-EDF Renewable Energy acquires solar projects from First Solar

* EDF Renewable Energy announces acquisition of solar projects from First Solar

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BRIEF-Dundee Energy announces extension of TSX continued listing review period

* Dundee Energy announces extension of TSX continued listing review period Source text for Eikon: Further company coverage:

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Energy Secretary Perry says U.S., Mexico prosperity inextricably tied

MEXICO CITY (Reuters) - Promising to promote cross-border electricity trade and investment, U.S. Energy Secretary Rick Perry said on Thursday that "Mexico's prosperity is inextricably intertwined with our prosperity."

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Chile's Collahuasi copper mine cuts 115 jobs

SANTIAGO, July 12 (Reuters) - Chilean copper mine Collahuasi, a joint venture of Anglo American and Glencore, said on Wednesday it will cut 115 jobs, including executives, as part of a plan to boost efficiency amid low prices for the metal.

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BRIEF-Valero Energy, Plains All American Pipeline plan to challenge attempt to block proposed acquisition by Valero of certain plains assets

* Valero Energy Corporation and plains All American Pipeline, L.P. plan to challenge attempt to block proposed acquisition by Valero of certain plains assets

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BRIEF-Great Plains Energy announces redemption of all of its outstanding depositary shares

* Great Plains Energy announces redemption of all of its outstanding depositary shares, each representing 1/20th interest in a share of 7.00% series b mandatory convertible preferred stock

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BRIEF-Petroquest Energy increases second and third quarter production guidance

* Petroquest Energy announces 38.2 mmcfe/d initial rate from its first cotton valley pad and increases second and third quarter 2017 production guidance

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UPDATE 2-NRG Energy to raise up to $4 bln through asset sales, shares soar

* Shares near 2-yr high of $19.76 (Adds details on the power sector, background)

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BRIEF-NRG Energy Inc - ‍transformation plan targets removal of $13 bln debt

* NRG Energy Inc- ‍business review committee (brc) unanimously recommended transformation plan​

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NRG Energy targets asset sales of up to $4 bln

July 12 (Reuters) - NRG Energy Inc, the largest independent U.S. power producer, said on Wednesday it was targeting asset sales of up to $4 billion, as part of a three-year restructuring effort to cut costs.

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BRIEF-Canada Pension Plan Investment Board, Vermilion Energy enters into partnership in Corrib

* Canada Pension Plan Investment Board and Vermilion Energy Inc. announce strategic partnership in Corrib

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India's Reliance Jio files complaint over unlawful system access: police

MUMBAI (Reuters) - India's Reliance Jio Infocomm Ltd [RELIB.UL], which is looking into reports of a major leak of user data, has filed a police complaint alleging "unlawful access to its systems," a police officer involved in the investigation said on Wednesday.