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Mexico's energy opening faces test in deepwater oil auction

MEXICO CITY, Jan 19 (Reuters) - An auction of deepwater oil and gas fields in Mexico this month may prove the last major opportunity for President Enrique Pena Nieto's government to capitalize on its opening of the energy sector, the central plank of its economic agenda.

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BRIEF-Nine Energy Service Prices IPO

* SAYS INITIAL PUBLIC OFFERING OF 7.00 MILLION COMMON SHARES PRICED AT $23.00PER SHARE Source text for Eikon: Further company coverage:

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BRIEF-WEC Energy Group Raises Quarterly Dividend

* QUARTERLY CASH DIVIDEND OF 55.25 CENTS PER SHARE, INCREASE OF 6.25 PERCENT OVER CURRENT QUARTERLY DIVIDEND OF 52 CENTS SHARE Source text for Eikon: Further company coverage:

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GLOBAL MARKETS-Stocks dip after rally as energy weighs; bond yields climb

* Dollar remains soft (Updates with U.S. market open, changes byline, dateline; previous LONDON)

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Wall Street slips from record as healthcare, energy drag

(Reuters) - Wall Street's main indexes edged lower on Thursday as declines in healthcare and energy stocks paused a rally that had driven the Dow Jones index to its fastest ever 1,000 point gain.

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US STOCKS-Wall St slips from record as healthcare, energy drag

* Indexes down: Dow 0.3 pct, S&P 0.16 pct, Nasdaq 0.07 pct (Changes comment, adds details, updates prices)

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EMERGING MARKETS-Chilean, Argentine equities hit record highs

SAO PAULO, Jan 18 (Reuters) - Chile's equities market hit a record intraday high on Thursday on positive developments for the nation's lithium and copper industries, while Argentina's benchmark index also rose amid continued heavy interest from international investors. On Wednesday evening, Chilean state development agency Corfo said it had struck a deal with lithium miner SQM, ending a long dispute over royalties in Chile's Salar de Atacama and potentially unlocking significant investm

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CANADA STOCKS-TSX flat as financials gain, energy stocks fall

TORONTO, Jan 18 (Reuters) - Canada's main stock index was barely lower in morning trade on Thursday, as banks and other financial stocks pushed higher while the index was weighed by energy stocks including Husky Energy Inc, which has had its SeaRose operations suspended.

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Wall Street slips as healthcare, energy stocks drag

(Reuters) - Wall Street's main indexes edged lower on Thursday as declines in healthcare and energy stocks paused a rally that had driven the Dow to its fastest ever 1,000 point gain.

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CANADA STOCKS-TSX flat as energy stocks fall, banks push higher

TORONTO, Jan 18 (Reuters) - Canada's main stock index was little changed in early trade on Thursday, as energy stocks fell and banks rose.

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Wall Street opens flat as energy stocks weigh

(Reuters) - Wall Street's main indexes opened little changed on Thursday as energy stocks took a hit from lower oil prices.

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BRIEF-SPI Energy Co Establishes Strategic Partnership With Hoofoo, Hackproof Cryptocurrency Hardware Wallet

* SPI ENERGY CO., LTD. ESTABLISHES STRATEGIC PARTNERSHIP WITH HOOFOO THE HACKPROOF CRYPTOCURRENCY HARDWARE WALLET

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Oil producer Obsidian Energy hits back at activist FrontFour Capital

Jan 17 (Reuters) - Canadian oil sands producer Obsidian Energy Ltd said on Wednesday it could not add major shareholder FrontFour Capital's candidate to its board, despite "extensive" negotiations.

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UPDATE 1-Chile's Corfo, SQM strike deal in lithium dispute

SANTIAGO, Jan 17 (Reuters) - Chilean development agency Corfo said on Wednesday that it had struck a deal with lithium company SQM , ending a long dispute over royalties in Chile's Salar de Atacama, home to one of the world's richest lithium deposits.

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BRIEF-Sanchez Energy ‍Expects 2018 Production To Average Between 88,000 BOE/D And 92,000 BOE/D​

* SANCHEZ ENERGY ANNOUNCES 2018 CAPITAL BUDGET, PRODUCTION, AND FINANCIAL GUIDANCE

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Chile's Corfo, SQM strike deal in lithium dispute

SANTIAGO, Jan 17 (Reuters) - Chilean development agency Corfo said on Wednesday that it had struck a deal with lithium company SQM, putting an end to a long-running dispute over royalties in Chile's Salar de Atacama, home to one of the world's richest lithium deposits.

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Germany faces huge bill to meet EU climate goals: BDI study

BERLIN (Reuters) - Germany will have to spend more than 1 trillion euros ($1.2 trillion) to meet even the lower end of the European Union's 2050 target to reduce carbon dioxide emissions, according to a draft of a study commissioned by the BDI German industry group.

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UPDATE 1-Supply disruptions could boost copper prices -Chile's Cochilco

SANTIAGO, Jan 17 (Reuters) - Chile's state copper commission, Cochilco, on Wednesday raised its estimated 2018 average price for the metal to $3.06 per pound from its previous forecast of $2.95 per pound, pointing to the potential for global supply disruptions in the coming year.

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Defend culture but shun violence, pope tells Chile's indigenous Mapuche

TEMUCO, Chile (Reuters) - Pope Francis urged Chile's indigenous Mapuche people on Wednesday to shun violence, saying unity was the best weapon against "the deforestation of hope," as they struggle to defend their culture and reclaim ancestral lands.

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EU lawmakers back more ambitious renewables, energy saving goals

STRASBOURG, France (Reuters) - European lawmakers approved draft measures on Wednesday to reform the power market and reduce energy consumption that envisage more ambitious climate goals, setting the stage for tough talks with reluctant EU member states.

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Europe Edition: Emmanuel Macron, Chile, California: Your Wednesday Briefing

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Pope meets victims of child sexual abuse in Chile, 'cries with them'

SANTIAGO (Reuters) - Pope Francis publicly expressed "pain and shame" on Tuesday over the rape and molestation of children by priests in Chile and later listened, prayed and cried at a private meeting with victims.

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BRIEF-OGE Energy Says Asked Commission To Review Request To Recover Investment In Mustang Energy Center

* OGE ENERGY CORP - UNIT ASKED OKLAHOMA CORPORATION COMMISSION TO REVIEW CO'S REQUEST TO RECOVER ABOUT $390 MILLION INVESTMENT IN MUSTANG ENERGY CENTER Source text for Eikon: Further company coverage:

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Pope, in Chile, expresses 'pain and shame' over Church sex abuse scandal

SANTIAGO (Reuters) - Pope Francis expressed his "pain and shame" on Tuesday over a sexual abuse scandal in the Catholic Church in Chile, seeking forgiveness for a crisis that has scarred its credibility and left many faithful sceptical of reform.

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Kazakhstan oil output to rise 1 pct in 2018 to 87 mln T - energy ministry

MOSCOW, Jan 16 (Reuters) - Kazakhstan will increase its oil and gas concentrate production in 2018 by 1 percent to 87 million tonnes, compared to 86.2 million tonnes the previous year, its energy ministry told Reuters on Tuesday.

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BRIEF-USA Compression Partners To Buy Compression Business From Energy Transfer Partners

* USA COMPRESSION PARTNERS TO ACQUIRE COMPRESSION BUSINESS FROM ENERGY TRANSFER PARTNERS

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Pope expresses 'pain and shame' over Chile sex abuse scandal

SANTIAGO (Reuters) - Pope Francis expressed his "pain and shame" over Chile's sexual abuse scandal on Tuesday in his first comments in the country on a crisis that has scarred the Roman Catholic Church's credibility.

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BRIEF-Daqo New Energy Appoints Longgen Zhang As CEO

* DAQO NEW ENERGY APPOINTS LONGGEN ZHANG AS CHIEF EXECUTIVE OFFICER

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McDonald's sets recycling goals for packaging, restaurants

Jan 16 (Reuters) - McDonald's Corp said on Tuesday it is responding to customers' No. 1 request by setting goals for switching to environmentally friendly packaging materials and offering recycling in all of its restaurants.

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BRIEF-Obsidian Energy reports FY 2017 production of 31,700 BOE/D

* OBSIDIAN ENERGY ANNOUNCES FULL YEAR 2017 PRODUCTION ABOVE GUIDANCE & PROVIDES OPERATIONAL UPDATE

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Pope arrives in Chile to bolster battered Church credibility

SANTIAGO (Reuters) - Pope Francis arrived in Chile on Monday to start a trip aimed at bolstering the credibility of a local Church battered by a sexual abuse crisis.

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BRIEF-Razor Energy Corp Announces Increased Term Loan Facility

* RAZOR ENERGY CORP. ANNOUNCES CONSOLIDATION ACQUISITION IN THE KAYBOB AREA OF WEST CENTRAL ALBERTA AND INCREASED TERM LOAN FACILITY

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BRIEF-Vermilion Energy Announces Acquisition Of Oil Assets In Southeast Saskatchewan And Southwest Manitoba

* VERMILION ENERGY INC. ANNOUNCES ACQUISITION OF OIL ASSETS IN SOUTHEAST SASKATCHEWAN AND SOUTHWEST MANITOBA

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BRIEF-Spark Energy Announces Buyout Of Verde Earnout Obligations

* SPARK ENERGY- CO, VERDE ENERGY USA TO TERMINATE EARNOUT PROVISIONS OF PURCHASE.SALE DEAL IN WHICH CO ACQUIRED VERDE'S OPERATING UNITS IN JULY 2017​

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Mercedes 'can't guarantee' meeting EU carbon goals: CEO

DETROIT (Reuters) - Daimler AG's Mercedes-Benz faces a tough challenge to meet the next round of European CO2 goals and may fall short, Chief Executive Dieter Zetsche said on Monday.

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BRIEF-Alliant Energy Declares Quarterly Common Stock Dividend

* ORATION DECLARES QUARTERLY COMMON STOCK DIVIDEND; ANNOUNCES REDEMPTION OF SHAREHOLDER RIGHTS PLAN

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BRIEF-‍SPI Energy Establishes Blockchain-Based Infrastructure Application Division​

* ‍SPI ENERGY CO., LTD. ESTABLISHES BLOCKCHAIN-BASED INFRASTRUCTURE APPLICATION DIVISION​ Source text for Eikon: Further company coverage:

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BRIEF-Tamarack Valley Energy Announces 2018 Guidance And Q4 Results

* TAMARACK VALLEY ENERGY LTD. ANNOUNCES 2018 GUIDANCE, OPERATIONAL UPDATE AND RECORD FOURTH QUARTER 2017 PRODUCTION

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Legendary U.S. investor Boone Pickens closes energy hedge fund after setbacks

(Paragraph 6 of this JAN. 12 story has been corrected after HSBC said the Andurand Commodities Fund gained 2.2 pct in 2017, instead of losing 4.47 pct)

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CORRECTED (OFFICIAL)-UPDATE 1-Legendary U.S. investor Boone Pickens closes energy hedge fund after setbacks

HOUSTON, Jan 12 (Reuters) - Legendary investor T. Boone Pickens said on Friday he had closed his Dallas-based energy hedge fund after health and financial upsets, the latest oil-focused fund to report setbacks.

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As Pope Francis Heads to Chile and Peru, Argentina Feels Snubbed, Again

Nearly five years after moving to the Vatican, Pope Francis has steered clear of Argentina and its polarized politics, leaving many in his homeland feeling perplexed and dejected.

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Chile Slams World Bank Amid Charges of Political Bias

Chile’s left-leaning government demands an investigation after a World Bank economist says the nation’s drop in a business survey was politically motivated.

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Chile government guarantees Pope's safety despite church attacks

SANTIAGO (Reuters) - Pope Francis will not be at risk during his trip to Chile this week, despite a series of attacks at Catholic churches in the capital city of Santiago, Interior Minister Mario Fernandez said on local radio station BioBio on Saturday.

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Pope Faces Turmoil in Chile Over Indigenous Group and Sex Abuse

Firebombs exploded at three churches in Santiago, Chile’s capital, on Friday, just days before Pope Francis is scheduled to visit Chile and Peru.

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BRIEF-Surge Energy Announces Pricing Of $700 Mln Of Its 7.5 Pct Senior Notes

* SURGE ENERGY ANNOUNCES PRICING OF $700.0 MILLION OF ITS 7.500% SENIOR NOTES DUE 2026 Source text for Eikon: Further company coverage:

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UPDATE 1-Legendary U.S. investor Boone Pickens closes energy hedge fund after setbacks

HOUSTON, Jan 12 (Reuters) - Legendary investor T. Boone Pickens said on Friday he had closed his Dallas-based energy hedge fund after health and financial upsets, the latest oil-focused fund to report setbacks.

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BRIEF-WEC Energy Group Increases Number Of Directors On Its Board To 14

* WEC ENERGY GROUP INC - ON JAN 10, 2018, BOARD INCREASED NUMBER OF DIRECTORS CONSTITUTING THE BOARD FROM 13 TO 14 Source text : [http://bit.ly/2qXSfl4] Further company coverage:

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Legendary investor Boone Pickens closes energy hedge fund amid setbacks

HOUSTON (Reuters) - Legendary investor T. Boone Pickens said on Friday he has closed his Dallas-based energy hedge fund amid health and financial setbacks.

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BRIEF-Primeline Energy Holdings Granted Interim Injunction Against CNOOC and CCL

* PRIMELINE ENERGY HOLDINGS - GRANTED INTERIM INJUNCTION RELATED TO ARBITRATION PROCEEDINGS ENGAGED IN AGAINST CHINA NATIONAL OFFSHORE OIL & CNOOC CHINA LTD Source text for Eikon: Further company coverage:

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Vandals attack churches in Chile three days ahead of Pope visit

SANTIAGO (Reuters) - Vandals in Santiago attacked three churches before dawn on Friday, throwing homemade bombs that caused minor damage and leaving notes threatening Pope Francis just three days ahead of the pontiff's visit to Chile next week, police said.

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Op-Ed Contributor: Will the Pope Address Sexual Abuse in the Chilean Church?

Francis must confront the crimes of a Chilean priest, Fernando Karadima, who was protected from punishment for decades.

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Chinese bitcoin miners eye sites in energy-rich Canada

MONTREAL/SHANGHAI (Reuters) - China's Bitmain Technologies is eyeing bitcoin mining sites in Quebec, a company spokesman told Reuters, as expectations of a potential Chinese crackdown on cryptocurrency mining make the energy-rich Canadian province an attractive alternative.

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BRIEF-EV Energy Partners Announces Listing Transfer To Nasdaq Capital Market

* EV ENERGY PARTNERS ANNOUNCES LISTING TRANSFER TO NASDAQ CAPITAL MARKET

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GLOBAL MARKETS-Brent hits $70/bbl before retreating; equities rise with energy

* Brent oil hits $70/bbl during session, highest since Nov 2014 (Updates with U.S. markets' closing levels)

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Berkshire energy unit names CEO to replace potential Buffett successor

(Reuters) - Berkshire Hathaway Inc's energy unit on Thursday named William Fehrman as its new chief executive to replace Gregory Abel, who was promoted a day earlier to oversee more Berkshire units, and potentially succeed Warren Buffett.

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Argentine faithful flock to Chile as Pope avoids homecoming

BUENOS AIRES/SANTIAGO (Reuters) - Tens of thousands of Argentines will cross into Chile next week to see Buenos Aires-born Pope Francis, who has yet to return home despite visiting much of Latin America since his election nearly five years ago.

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Wall Street higher on gains in energy, industrial stocks

(Reuters) - U.S. stocks rose on Thursday as a jump in oil prices lifted energy stocks to their best day in more than a week and upbeat forecast from No. 2 U.S. carrier Delta Air Lines boosted other airline stocks.

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US STOCKS-Wall St higher on gains in energy, industrial stocks

* U.S. crude jumps above $64/barrel, tagging along energy stocks

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Wall Street climbs on gains in energy stocks

(Reuters) - U.S. stocks rose on Thursday with a broad-based rally across sectors as speculation over China halting U.S. bond purchases eased and investors focused on quarterly earnings reports and higher oil prices.

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Pope to meet Pinochet-era victims on visit to Chile

VATICAN CITY (Reuters) - Pope Francis will meet victims of the dictatorship of the late Augusto Pinochet when he visits Chile next week, the Vatican said on Thursday.

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BRIEF-Patterson-UTI Energy Prices $525 Mln Senior Notes Offering

* PATTERSON-UTI ENERGY, INC. ANNOUNCES PRICING OF $525 MILLION OFFERING OF 3.95% SENIOR NOTES DUE 2028 Source text for Eikon: Further company coverage:

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Pope Francis to face protests in Chile over bishop appointment

SANTIAGO (Reuters) - Chileans protesting Pope Francis's 2015 appointment of a Roman Catholic bishop accused of protecting an alleged pedophile threaten to cast a shadow over the pontiff's visit to South America next week.

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BRIEF-Tsakos Energy Navigation Announces The Sale And Leaseback Of Two Suezmax Tankers

* TSAKOS ENERGY NAVIGATION ANNOUNCES THE SALE AND LEASEBACK OF TWO SUEZMAX TANKERS

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BRIEF-Hotchkis & Wiley Capital Management Reports 10.49 Pct Passive Stake In Energy XXI Gulf Coast

* HOTCHKIS & WILEY CAPITAL MANAGEMENT LLC REPORTS 10.49 PERCENT PASSIVE STAKE IN ENERGY XXI GULF COAST AS ON DEC 31, 2017 - SEC FILING Source text: (http://bit.ly/2FlmUMf) Further company coverage:

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BRIEF-CGX Energy announces resignation of Chief Executive Dewi Jones

* SAYS ‍IT HAS ACCEPTED MR. DEWI JONES' RESIGNATION AS CHIEF EXECUTIVE OFFICER OF COMPANY, EFFECTIVE JANUARY 8, 2018​

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BRIEF-Transglobe Energy says ‍Randy Neely promoted to president, Edward Ok appointed CFO​

* TRANSGLOBE ENERGY CORPORATION ANNOUNCES 2018 CAPITAL BUDGET AND MANAGEMENT PROMOTIONS

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Icahn demands shake-up at U.S. shale producer SandRidge Energy

(Reuters) - SandRidge Energy Inc's biggest shareholder, Carl Icahn, called on Tuesday for the replacement of two directors and the removal of a poison pill barring individual shareholders from accumulating more than 10 percent of the U.S. shale producer's stock.

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UPDATE 3-Icahn demands shake-up at U.S. shale producer SandRidge Energy

Jan 9 (Reuters) - SandRidge Energy Inc's biggest shareholder, Carl Icahn, called on Tuesday for the replacement of two directors and the removal of a poison pill barring individual shareholders from accumulating more than 10 percent of the U.S. shale producer's stock.

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BRIEF-SM Energy Announces Agreement To Sell 112,200 Acre Leasehold In The Powder River Basin For $500 Million

* PRESS RELEASE - SM ENERGY ANNOUNCES AGREEMENT TO SELL 112,200 ACRE LEASEHOLD IN THE POWDER RIVER BASIN FOR $500 MILLION

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CANADA STOCKS-TSX steady as energy stocks gain, materials fall

TORONTO, Jan 9 (Reuters) - Canada's main stock index ended flat on Tuesday, as shares of energy and marijuana producers rose and a real estate trust surged on a buyout offer, balancing a dip in the materials group which was pressured by a drop in gold prices.

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Chile's Codelco says to modify Andina mine for glaciers

SANTIAGO, Jan 9 (Reuters) - Chile's state-run Codelco, the world's largest copper producer, presented on Tuesday a $250 million plan to move its Andina mine away from glaciers.

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BRIEF-Nustar Energy LP Announces Open Season For Expansion Of Co’s Permian Crude System

* NUSTAR ENERGY LP SAYS OPEN SEASON COMMENCES ON JANUARY 9, 2018 AT NOON CST AND WILL EXTEND FOR AT LEAST 30 DAYS

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CANADA STOCKS-TSX near flat as energy shares rise, gold miners slip

TORONTO, Jan 9 (Reuters) - Canada's main stock index seesawed on Monday as higher oil prices boosted energy shares, while the materials group was pressured by a drop in gold prices.

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Energy group Ineos to challenge Scotland's ban on fracking

EDINBURGH (Reuters) - Energy group Ineos is seeking a judicial review of the Scottish government's ban on onshore unconventional oil and gas development in Scotland, known as "fracking".

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BRIEF-Azure Power - Won 200 Megawatt Solar Power Project Through Auction Conducted By Solar Energy Corp Of India

* AZURE POWER - WON 200 MEGAWATT SOLAR POWER PROJECT THROUGH AUCTION CONDUCTED BY SOLAR ENERGY CORPORATION OF INDIA

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BRIEF-Nine Energy Service Inc Sees IPO Of Up To 7 Mln Shares

* NINE ENERGY SERVICE INC SEES IPO OF UP TO 7.0 MILLION SHARES OF COMMON STOCK PRICED BETWEEN $20.00 AND $23.00 PER SHARE - SEC FILING

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BRIEF-Blackbird Energy says capital obligations in first half of 2018 will be limited​

* BLACKBIRD ENERGY INC SAYS ‍CAPITAL OBLIGATIONS IN FIRST HALF OF 2018 WILL BE LIMITED​

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U.S. energy regulator rejects plan to aid coal, nuclear

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. power grid regulator on Monday rejected a directive by Energy Secretary Rick Perry to prop up aging coal and nuclear power plants, but said it had embarked on a new plan to determine whether the power grid is reliable.

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BRIEF-Daqo New Energy Announces Departure Of CEO

* DAQO NEW ENERGY CORP - ‍GONGDA YAO WILL STEP DOWN AS CHIEF EXECUTIVE OFFICER​

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Late goals give Man United 2-0 win over Derby

MANCHESTER (Reuters) - Late goals by in-form Jesse Lingard and fit-again striker Romelu Lukaku helped Manchester United to reach the FA Cup fourth round as they ground out a 2-0 home win over Championship (second-tier) side Derby County on Friday.

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BRIEF-US Energy Says Co Entered Common Stock Sales Agreement With Northland Securities

* US ENERGY CORP - ‍ON JAN. 5, 2018, CO ENTERED INTO COMMON STOCK SALES AGREEMENT WITH NORTHLAND SECURITIES, INC - SEC FILING​

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BRIEF-Hallador Energy Reports Additional 2018, 2019 Coal Sales Contracts

* HALLADOR ENERGY COMPANY REPORTS ADDITIONAL 2018 AND 2019 COAL SALES CONTRACTS

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BRIEF-Eversource Energy Files Preliminary Prospectus Supplement Related To A Potential Two-Part Senior Notes Offering

* EVERSOURCE ENERGY FILES PRELIMINARY PROSPECTUS SUPPLEMENT RELATED TO A POTENTIAL TWO-PART SENIOR NOTES OFFERING OF UP TO $650 MILLION - SEC FILING Source text: (http://bit.ly/2Ed0k7d) Further company coverage:

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UPDATE 1-Frigid weather sends heating prices soaring as energy usage spikes

* Philadelphia Energy Solutions, the largest U.S. East Coast refiner, cut rates due to the severe weather.

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BRIEF-Duke Energy Sets Quarterly Cash Dividend Of $0.89 Per Share

* SETS QUARTERLY CASH DIVIDEND OF $0.89 PER SHARE Source text for Eikon: Further company coverage:

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Frigid weather sends heating prices soaring as energy usage spikes

NEW YORK, Jan 5 (Reuters) - A severe winter storm in the U.S. Northeast brought plunging temperatures on Friday, driving regional natural gas prices to all-time highs, disrupting refinery operations and causing electrical outages.

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Can't please everyone: Trump energy policy riles competing sectors

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - When the administration of U.S. President Donald Trump proposed new subsidies for coal and nuclear plants, it seemed like an obvious way to deliver on campaign promises to boost the nation's energy industry.

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BRIEF-Centerpoint Energy Announces Five-Year Capital Investment Plan

* CENTERPOINT ENERGY ANNOUNCES FIVE-YEAR CAPITAL INVESTMENT PLAN

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BRIEF-Scana Says If Merger Terminated Co Required To Pay Dominion Energy Termination Fee Of $240 Mln

* SCANA SAYS IF MERGER TERMINATED UNDER CERTAIN CIRCUMSTANCES CO REQUIRED TO PAY DOMINION ENERGY TERMINATION FEE OF $240 MILLION - SEC FILING

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BRIEF-Sempra Energy prices 23.4 mln shares of its common stock at $107 per share​

* ANNOUNCES PRICING OF PUBLIC OFFERINGS OF COMMON STOCK AND MANDATORY CONVERTIBLE PREFERRED STOCK

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UPDATE 4-'Bomb cyclone' hits U.S. East Coast energy, power supply

NEW YORK/LONDON, Jan 4 (Reuters) - A severe winter storm froze pipes and disrupted services at refineries on the U.S. Atlantic coast on Thursday, sending fuel prices higher as heavy snowfall and high winds caused electricity outages for almost 80,000 homes and businesses.

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UPDATE 3-'Bomb cyclone' hits U.S. East Coast energy, power supply

NEW YORK/LONDON, Jan 4 (Reuters) - A severe winter storm froze pipes and disrupted services at refineries on the U.S. Atlantic coast on Thursday, sending fuel prices higher as heavy snowfall and high winds caused electricity outages for almost 80,000 homes and businesses.

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UPDATE 2-'Bomb cyclone' hits U.S. East Coast energy, power supply

NEW YORK/LONDON, Jan 4 (Reuters) - A severe winter storm froze pipes and disrupted services at refineries on the U.S. Atlantic coast on Thursday, sending fuel prices higher as heavy snowfall and high winds caused electricity outages for almost 80,000 homes and businesses.

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Chile registers more than 8,000 tremors in 2017 but no quakes

SANTIAGO (Reuters) - Chile recorded more than 8,000 tremors in 2017, according to scientists at the University of Chile, though none reached the magnitude of an earthquake.

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BRIEF-Consumers Energy Starts Operations Of Cross Winds Energy Park II In Michigan's Thumb

* CONSUMERS ENERGY STARTS OPERATIONS OF CROSS WINDS® ENERGY PARK II IN MICHIGAN'S THUMB

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BRIEF-Suncor Energy Says Q4 2017 Oil Sands Operations Produced About 447,000 Barrels Per Day

* SUNCOR ENERGY INC - UPSTREAM PRODUCTION OF 736,000 BARRELS OF OIL EQUIVALENT PER DAY (BOE/D) IN Q4, WHICH IS IN LINE WITH RECORD PRODUCTION FROM Q3

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BRIEF-CNX Resources Acquires Noble Energy's General Partner Interest In Cone Midstream Partners Lp

* CNX RESOURCES CORPORATION ACQUIRES NOBLE ENERGY'S GENERAL PARTNER INTEREST IN CONE MIDSTREAM PARTNERS LP; BOARD APPROVES AMENDED GAS GATHERING AGREEMENT WITH CNX; CONE MIDSTREAM PARTNERS LP RENAMED CNX MIDSTREAM PARTNERS LP (NYSE: CNXM); CNXM WILL HOST CO

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Gulfport names Noble Energy executive as operations chief

HOUSTON, Jan 3 (Reuters) - U.S. shale oil and gas producer Gulfport Energy Corp has recruited Noble Energy Inc's head of Texas operations to serve as its next chief operating officer, a key role as Gulfport aims to rebound from the commodity price bust.

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Dominion Energy to buy Scana, assume failed nuclear project costs

(Reuters) - Dominion Energy Inc said on Wednesday it would buy Scana Corp in an all-stock deal worth about $7.9 billion, offering the utility a way out of dealing with unhappy customers and federal investigations following a failed nuclear project.

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BRIEF-Cub Energy Points To Renewed Incentives To Invest In Growing Ukraine's Natural Gas Resources​

* CUB ENERGY- ‍REDUCED ROYALTY RATE OF 12% COUPLED WITH AN 18% CORPORATE TAX RATE AND HIGH NATURAL GAS PRICE ENVIRONMENT PROVIDES RENEWED INCENTIVE TO INVEST IN GROWING UKRAINE'S NATURAL GAS RESOURCES​ Source text for Eikon: Further company coverage:

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Dominion Energy to buy Scana Corp in $14.6 billion deal

(Reuters) - Dominion Energy Inc said on Wednesday it would buy troubled utility Scana Corp in an all-stock deal worth about $14.6 billion, including debt.

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Dominion Energy to buy Scana Corp in $7.9 billion deal

(Reuters) - Dominion Energy Inc said on Wednesday it would buy Scana Corp in an all-stock deal that values the electric utility company at about $7.9 billion.

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BRIEF-Tortoise Pipeline & Energy Fund Provides Unaudited Balance Sheet Information As Of Dec. 31

* TORTOISE PIPELINE & ENERGY FUND, INC. PROVIDES UNAUDITED BALANCE SHEET INFORMATION AND ASSET COVERAGE RATIO UPDATE AS OF DEC. 31, 2017 Source text for Eikon: Further company coverage:

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BRIEF-Tortoise Power And Energy Infrastructure Fund Says Co's Net Asset Value Was $152.2 Mln As Of Dec. 31

Jan 2 (Reuters) - Tortoise Power And Energy Infrastructure Fund Inc:

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BRIEF-Strata-X Energy Says Pre-Empted Third Party Offer To Buy Out Magnum Power And Gas's 25 Pct Interest In Serowe CSG Project

* STRATA-X ENERGY - CO HAS PRE-EMPTED A THIRD PARTY OFFER TO BUY OUT MAGNUM POWER AND GAS'S 25% INTEREST IN SEROWE COAL SEAM GAS PROJECT Source text for Eikon: Further company coverage:

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BRIEF-Rgs Energy Says Prices $1.8 Mln Common Stock And Warrant Financing

* RGS ENERGY SAYS PRICES $1.8 MILLION COMMON STOCK AND WARRANT FINANCING

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CANADA STOCKS-TSX flat as miners gains offset by banks, energy stocks

TORONTO, Jan 2 (Reuters) - Canada's main stock index opened little changed on Tuesday, helped by gold miners and marijuana companies while financial stocks and energy companies weighed.

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BRIEF-Bengal Energy Announces Executive Appointment

* MATTHEW MOORMAN ‍APPOINTED CFO EFFECTIVE JAN 2, 2018​ Source text for Eikon: Further company coverage:

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BRIEF-NGL Energy Partners Expects To Close Previously Announced $200 Mln Sale Of Certain Retail Propane Assets To DCC LPG On March 31, 2018

* NGL ENERGY PARTNERS LP PROVIDES UPDATE ON DEBT REDUCTION AND INTEREST SAVINGS

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Chile's peso, stocks head for new highs as uncertainty subsides

SANTIAGO, Dec 29 (Reuters) - Chilean stocks and currency are poised to reach new heights in 2018, bolstered by the victory of conservative billionaire Sebastian Pinera in the country's presidential election this month and a sharp spike in copper prices, analysts say.

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BRIEF-Mid-Con Energy Partners Enters Into Amendment To Certain Credit Agreement

* MID-CON ENERGY PARTNERS SAYS ON DEC 22, CO, LENDERS, ENTERED INTO AMENDMENT TO CERTAIN CREDIT AGREEMENT, DATED AS OF DEC 20, 2011 - SEC FILING

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South Korea finalizes energy plan to boost renewable power generation

SEOUL (Reuters) - South Korea has finalised a power supply plan that aims to make renewables the country's fuel of choice for power generation for the next 15 years, its energy ministry said on Friday.

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India's Reliance Jio to buy RCom's wireless assets in $3.75 billion deal: sources

MUMBAI (Reuters) - Debt-laden Reliance Communications has signed a deal to sell its wireless assets to Reliance Jio Infocomm, for a total value of nearly 240 billion rupees ($3.75 billion), two sources familiar with the matter told Reuters on Friday.

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BRIEF-Berkshire Hathaway Energy Announces Pricing Of Debt Tender Offer

* BERKSHIRE HATHAWAY ENERGY ANNOUNCES EARLY TENDER DATE RESULTS AND PRICING OF DEBT TENDER OFFER AND CONSENT SOLICITATION

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BRIEF-Yorktown Energy Partners Reports 5.6 Pct Passive Stake In Kimbell Royalty Partners

* YORKTOWN ENERGY PARTNERS X, L.P REPORTS 5.6 PERCENT PASSIVE STAKE IN KIMBELL ROYALTY PARTNERS LP AS OF DEC. 4, 2017 - SEC FILING‍​ Source text: (http://bit.ly/2pS3YB0) Further company coverage:

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BRIEF-Duke Energy Florida Seeks Storm Cost Recovery For Hurricane Irma

* DUKE ENERGY FLORIDA SEEKS STORM COST RECOVERY FOR HURRICANE IRMA

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BRIEF-Vaalco Energy Provides Operational Update

* VAALCO ENERGY INC - ON DECEMBER 24, ELECTRICAL SUBMERSIBLE PUMP IN SOUTH TCHIBALA 1-HB WELL FAILED, AND WELL HAS BEEN TEMPORARILY SHUT-IN

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CANADA STOCKS-TSX steadies below record high; energy shares rise

TORONTO, Dec 28 (Reuters) - Canada's main stock index was little changed on Thursday, hovering near a record high, as energy and marijuana company shares added to Wednesday's gains, offsetting losses for the industrial group.

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BRIEF-Berkshire Hathaway Energy Announces Increase Of Maximum Tender Amount In Debt Tender Offer And Consent Solicitation

* BERKSHIRE HATHAWAY ENERGY ANNOUNCES INCREASE OF MAXIMUM TENDER AMOUNT IN DEBT TENDER OFFER AND CONSENT SOLICITATION

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With new gas deals, Egypt closes in on energy hub goal

CAIRO, Dec 28 (Reuters) - Egypt is set to inaugurate a new wharf for natural gas and petroleum product tankers on the Gulf of Suez in the coming days, another step in its plan to become a regional energy hub.

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BRIEF-ClearStream Energy enters into refinancing agreement with Canso Investment

* CLEARSTREAM ENERGY SERVICES INC. ANNOUNCES REFINANCING TRANSACTION

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Wall Street little changed as tech offsets energy

NEW YORK (Reuters) - U.S. stocks were little changed on Wednesday, as gains in the technology sector offset losses in energy and helped keep major indexes nearly flat.

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US STOCKS-Wall Street little changed as tech offsets energy

* Tesla down on KeyBanc's lowered estimate for Model 3 deliveries

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US STOCKS-Wall St little changed; oil drop weighs on energy shares

* Indexes up: Dow 0.02 pct, S&P 0.06, Nasdaq 0.07 pct (Updates to open)

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CANADA STOCKS-TSX climbs on rally in energy, metal mining shares

TORONTO, Dec 27 (Reuters) - Canada's main stock index edged higher on Wednesday as a recent rally in commodity prices helped boost the shares of energy and metal mining companies.

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BRIEF-Brookfield Infrastructure Announces Agreement To Sell Chilean Regulated Transmission Business For $1.3 Billion

* BROOKFIELD INFRASTRUCTURE ANNOUNCES AGREEMENT TO SELL CHILEAN REGULATED TRANSMISSION BUSINESS FOR $1.3 BILLION

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BRIEF-C&J Energy Services Files For Resale Of 4.4 Mln Shares

* C&J ENERGY SERVICES FILES FOR RESALE OF 4.4 MILLION SHARES OF CO TO BE SOLD BY SELLING STOCKHOLDERS - SEC FILING Source: (http://bit.ly/2BRliZk) Further company coverage:

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UnitedHealth to buy Chile's Banmedica for $2.8 billion

(Reuters) - UnitedHealth Group Inc said on Friday it signed a definitive agreement to buy Chilean healthcare company Banmedica SA for $2.8 billion, expanding the health insurer's footprint in South America.

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REFILE-Teck and union reach deal on Chile´s Quebrada Blanca mine

SANTIAGO, Dec 21 (Reuters) - Canadian miner Teck Resources and the union representing 105 workers at its Quebrada Blanca copper mine in Chile said on Thursday they reached a new wage agreement, ending an eight-day strike.

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As energy markets evolve, blockchain powers up

SINGAPORE (Reuters) - Energy startups have been using blockchain to power electricity sharing in microgrid trials from Texas to Tasmania for a year or so.

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Chile's AES Gener sells four plants for $300 mln

SANTIAGO, Dec 21 (Reuters) - Chilean electricity generator AES Gener SA said on Thursday it would sell four of its plants for $300 million to Generadora Metropolitana, a company owned by affiliates of Andes Mining & Energy Corporate SA and EDF Energy Plc.

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Teck and union reach deal on Chile´s Quebrada Blanca mine

SANTIAGO, Dec 21 (Reuters) - Canadian miner and the union representing 105 workers at its Quebrada Blanca copper mine in Chile said on Thursday they reached a new wage agreement, ending an eight-day strike.

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BRIEF-Strad Energy Services Says Approved 2018 Capital Expenditure Program Of $8 Mln

* STRAD ENERGY SERVICES ANNOUNCES 2018 CAPITAL EXPENDITURE PROGRAM AND UPDATE TO ITS NORMAL COURSE ISSUER BID

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CANADA STOCKS-TSX gains as energy, bank stocks gain, BlackBerry pulls back

TORONTO, Dec 21 (Reuters) - Canada's main stock index ended slightly higher on Thursday, boosted by energy companies as well as gains among big banks and some miners, while BlackBerry Ltd pulled back after a sharp jump.

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Energy and financials power Wall Street's rise

NEW YORK (Reuters) - The three main U.S. stock indexes rose on Thursday, boosted by bank and energy stocks as investors bet on more economically sensitive sectors.

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Wall Street climbs, fueled by energy and financials

NEW YORK (Reuters) - The three main U.S. stock indexes rose on Thursday as bank and energy stocks climbed and on a continuing boost from the U.S. tax overhaul passed by Congress earlier this week.

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U.S. launches effort to reduce reliance on imports or critical minerals

WASHINGTON, Dec 21 (Reuters) - U.S. Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke on Thursday launched an effort to reduce U.S. dependence on foreign supplies of critical minerals used in smartphones, computers and military equipment, which he said poses a national security and economic risk.

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CANADA STOCKS-TSX falls as energy stocks weigh with lower oil prices

TORONTO, Dec 21 (Reuters) - Canada's main stock index turned lower in early trade on Thursday, weighed by energy stocks as oil prices fell.

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Chile's Antofagasta reaches wage agreement at Centinela mine

SANTIAGO, Dec 20 (Reuters) - Chilean miner Antofagasta Plc said on Wednesday it had reached a new wage agreement with unionized workers at its Centinela mine, defusing the risk of a strike amid a volatile labor landscape in the world's top copper-producing nation.

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BRIEF-Mexco Energy Announces Sale Of Acreage, Further Developments‍​

* MEXCO ENERGY CORPORATION ANNOUNCES SALE OF ACREAGE AND FURTHER DEVELOPMENTS‍​

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LPC: Zenith Energy US shelves M&A loan

NEW YORK, Dec 20 (Reuters) - Midstream company Zenith Energy US Logistics Holdings has pulled a US$450m leveraged loan from syndication as investors were reluctant to jump into a credit exposed to unresolved contingencies from an arbitration case and an expiring contract that could adversely impact cash flow, according to three sources familiar with the matter.

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BRIEF-WABCO Makes Strategic Investment In Advancing Electric Commercial Vehicle Sector

* WABCO MAKES STRATEGIC INVESTMENT IN ADVANCING ELECTRIC COMMERCIAL VEHICLE SECTOR

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BRIEF-Petroteq Energy Says ‍Subsidiary Petrobloq Announces Membership In Hyperledger​

* PETROTEQ ENERGY INC SAYS ‍ SUBSIDIARY PETROBLOQ ANNOUNCES MEMBERSHIP IN HYPERLEDGER​ Source text for Eikon: Further company coverage:

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BRIEF-Transglobe Energy Corporation Announces Q4 2017 Operations Update

* ‍ANNUAL 2017 AVERAGE PRODUCTION IS TRENDING TO 15.4 MBOEPD, A 27% INCREASE OVER 2016​

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BRIEF-Canacol Energy Sells Interest In Ecuador Oil Consortium For Cash Proceeds Of $36.4 Million

* SELLS INTEREST IN ECUADOR OIL CONSORTIUM FOR CASH PROCEEDS OF US$ 36.4 MILLION

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Chile election ends era of female presidents in Latin America

SANTIAGO (Reuters) - When Chile's President Michelle Bachelet leaves office in March, it will mark the end of a generation of women leaders in Latin America, leaving the region without a female head of state as it shifts to the right politically.

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EU reaches deal on energy standards for buildings

BRUSSELS (Reuters) - The European Union on Tuesday backed new rules on energy standards for all new public buildings in the 28-country bloc and improvements for existing buildings, which account for over a third of EU greenhouse gas and emissions.

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BRIEF-Chilean Bank Bci to acquire Walmart Chile's financial business - statement

* CHILEAN BANK BCI SAYS TO ACQUIRE WALMART CHILE'S FINANCIAL BUSINESS FOR $148 MILLION - STATEMENT Source text for Eikon: Further company coverage: (Reporting by Felipe Iturrieta)

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UPDATE 1-Dominion Energy denies LNG contract renegotiations

Dec 19 (Reuters) - Dominion Energy Inc said on Tuesday it had no plans to renegotiate any of its liquefied natural gas sales contracts, a day after India's oil minister said state-owned gas processor GAIL (India) Ltd was renegotiating deals with Dominion and another U.S. producer.

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BRIEF-Linn Energy Announces Sale Of Certain Properties For $122 Mln

* LINN ENERGY ANNOUNCES SALE OF ITS OKLAHOMA WATERFLOOD AND TEXAS PANHANDLE PROPERTIES FOR $122 MILLION

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Dominion Energy denies LNG contract renegotiations

Dec 19 (Reuters) - Dominion Energy Inc said on Tuesday it has no plans to renegotiate any of its liquefied natural gas sales contracts, a day after India's oil minister said Indian gas firm GAIL (India) Ltd was renegotiating its deal with the U.S. firm.

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Chile’s Election Consolidates Latin America’s Rightward Shift

The vote was the left’s final shot to hold on to power in one of the region’s economic and diplomatic heavyweights.

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CANADA STOCKS-TSX up with banks, energy stocks; Great Canadian Gaming jumps

TORONTO, Dec 19 (Reuters) - Canada's main stock index rose in morning trade on Tuesday, boosted by gains among its biggest banks and other financial stocks, while Great Canadian Gaming Corp surged after it won a contract to operate facilities in the Toronto region.

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BRIEF-China Recycling Energy Secures Contract With Shanghai Electric And Fujian Tongyong

* CHINA RECYCLING ENERGY ANNOUNCES ENERGY STORAGE DEVELOPMENT COOPERATION CONTRACT WITH SHANGHAI ELECTRIC AND FUJIAN TONGYONG Source text for Eikon: Further company coverage:

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BRIEF-Yingli Green Energy Reports Q3 Adjusted Non-GAAP Net Loss Per ADS $2.7​

* YINGLI GREEN ENERGY HOLDING - RAISES 2017 FULL YEAR PV MODULE SHIPMENTS GUIDANCE TO 2.8 GW - 2.9 GW

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UPDATE 1-Chile's Corfo, SQM renew effort to settle lithium dispute

SANTIAGO, Dec 18 (Reuters) - Chilean development agency Corfo and lithium company SQM have agreed to suspend their arbitration battle for 30 days as they make a new push to solve a dispute over mining royalties, Corfo said on Monday.

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EMERGING MARKETS-Chilean markets rally as Pinera wins presidency

(Updates prices) By Bruno Federowski SAO PAULO, Dec 18 (Reuters) - Chilean stocks and currency soared on Monday after conservative Sebastian Pinera won the country's presidential election by a wider-than-forecast margin, fueling expectations of further business-friendly policies. An investor favorite in the $250 billion economy, Pinera's proposals are seen as pro-mining in the world's top copper producer. He has pledged support and stable funding for state-run miner Codelco, and has

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EU governments agree renewable energy targets for 2030

BRUSSELS (Reuters) - European Union environment and energy ministers on Monday agreed renewable energy targets for 2030 ahead of negotiations next year with the European Parliament, which has called for more ambitious green energy goals.

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REFILE-UPDATE 1-Chile's IPSA stock index up more than 6 pct on Pinera's win

SANTIAGO, Dec 18 (Reuters) - Chile's IPSA stock index rose more than 6 percent, hitting an all-time high on Monday, following a resounding win by conservative billionaire Sebastian Pinera in Sunday's presidential election.

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BRIEF-Nextview To Acquire Lithium X Energy Corp

* LITHIUM X ENERGY CORP - DEAL FOR CASH OFFER OF $2.61 PER SHARE

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BRIEF-Oronova Energy Terminates Acquisition In Guatemala

* ORONOVA ENERGY INC - HAS WITHDRAWN PRIVATE PLACEMENT FINANCING ANNOUNCED ON JUNE 20, 2017 FOR UP TO TOTAL GROSS PROCEEDS OF C$45 MILLION

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BRIEF-Nexus Energy Services Announces Bitcoin Implementation To Its Oil Business

* NEXUS ENERGY SERVICES, INC. ANNOUNCES BITCOIN IMPLEMENTATION TO ITS OIL BUSINESS

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UPDATE 1-Chile's IPSA stock index up more than 6 pct on President Pinera's win

SANTIAGO, Dec 18 (Reuters) - Chile's IPSA stock index rose more than 6 percent, hitting an all-time high on Monday, following a resounding win by conservative billionaire Sebastian Pinera in Sunday's presidential election.

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CANADA STOCKS-TSX up in broad rally; banks, energy stocks, Valeant lead

TORONTO, Dec 18 (Reuters) - Canada's main stock index jumped in early trade on Monday in a broad rally led by big banks and energy stocks as well as Valeant Pharmaceuticals International Inc, which said it was bringing an eye treatment to market.

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CANADA STOCKS-TSX jumps, led by banks, energy stocks, Valeant

TORONTO, Dec 18 (Reuters) - Canada's main stock index gained in a broad rally in early trade on Monday, led by big banks and energy companies as well as Valeant Pharmaceuticals International Inc, which said it was bringing an eye treatment to market.

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Chilean peso opens up almost 2 pct following Pinera win

SANTIAGO, Dec 18 (Reuters) - The Chilean peso strengthened almost 2 percent on Monday following conservative billionaire Sebastian Pinera's resounding victory in Sunday's presidential election.

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BRIEF-Serinus Energy Says On Dec. 18 Incident Occured At Moftinu 1001 Well

* SERINUS ENERGY- ‍DURING ROUTINE OPERATION TO PREPARE MOFTINU 1001 WELL FOR FUTURE PRODUCTION, AN UNEXPECTED GAS RELEASE OCCURRED AND SUBSEQUENTLY IGNITED​

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Tiny stem cell companies close in on major heart disease goals

NEW YORK (Reuters) - The early hope that stem cell therapy would make the paralyzed walk, the blind see and cure diabetes have given way to a long list of failures, highlighted by early stem cell champion Geron Corp abandoning the field in 2011.

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Billionaire Pinera recaptures Chile presidency with resounding win

SANTIAGO (Reuters) - Conservative Sebastian Pinera won Chile's presidential election by a wider-than-forecast margin on Sunday, pledging to jump-start economic growth in the world's top copper exporter and opt for more business-friendly policies than his center-left predecessor.

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UPDATE 5-Billionaire Pinera recaptures Chile presidency with resounding win

SANTIAGO, Dec 17 (Reuters) - Conservative Sebastian Pinera won Chile's presidential election by a wider-than-forecast margin on Sunday, pledging to jump-start economic growth in the world's top copper exporter and opt for more business-friendly policies than his center-left predecessor.

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Chile's Pinera wins presidency as opponent concedes

SANTIAGO (Reuters) - Billionaire conservative Sebastian Pinera won Chile's presidency on Sunday, with his center-left opponent Alejandro Guillier conceding the election as Chile followed other South American nations in a political turn to the right.

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UPDATE 4-Chile's Pinera wins presidency as opponent concedes

SANTIAGO, Dec 17 (Reuters) - Billionaire conservative Sebastian Pinera won Chile's presidency on Sunday, with his center-left opponent Alejandro Guillier conceding the election as Chile followed other South American nations in a political turn to the right.

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Chile's Pinera takes commanding lead in presidential vote

SANTIAGO (Reuters) - Conservative challenger Sebastian Pinera was on track to win Chile's presidential election on Sunday, after pledging to end his center-left predecessor's progressive agenda and jump-start growth in one of Latin America's most developed economies.

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UPDATE 3-Chile's Pinera takes commanding lead in presidential vote

SANTIAGO, Dec 17 (Reuters) - Conservative challenger Sebastian Pinera was on track to win Chile's presidential election on Sunday, after pledging to end his center-left predecessor's progressive agenda and jump-start growth in one of Latin America's most developed economies.

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Nuclear, renewables to help French CO2 reduction goals, Macron says

PARIS (Reuters) - French President Emmanuel Macron said on Sunday he would not follow Germany's example by phasing out nuclear energy in France because his priority was to cut carbon emissions and shut down polluting coal-fired production.

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Chile choosing between billionaire and ex-journalist for president

SANTIAGO (Reuters) - Chileans voted in a runoff presidential election on Sunday that will determine if the world's top copper producer stays on its center-left course or joins a tide of Latin American nations turning to the right in recent years.

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Chile Votes in Bitterly Divisive Presidential Election

Voters will decide whether to build on President Michelle Bachelet’s agenda or give power to a right-wing billionaire and former president.

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Billionaire, former journalist face off for Chile presidency

SANTIAGO (Reuters) - Chileans vote in an uncertain runoff presidential election on Sunday that will determine if the world's top copper producer stays on its center-left course or joins a tide of Latin American nations turning to the right in recent years.

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Mudslide in southern Chile kills five, at least 15 missing

SANTIAGO (Reuters) - A mudslide on Saturday tore through a small village in southern Chile near a popular national park, leaving five people dead and at least 15 missing after a night of torrential downpours, authorities said.

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U.S. renewable energy industry relieved as Republicans keep tax credits

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. renewable energy industry expressed relief after a compromise Republican tax bill released late on Friday preserved key tax credits that had been at risk of being removed, but it raised concerns about a provision that may threaten investment in the sector.

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Mudslide in southern Chile kills three; 15 others missing

SANTIAGO (Reuters) - A mudslide tore through a small village near a popular national park in southern Chile on Saturday, leaving three people dead and 15 missing after a night of torrential downpours, authorities said.

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Turner wins broadcast rights to Chilean soccer

SANTIAGO, Dec 16 (Reuters) - U.S. media company Turner Broadcasting has won exclusive rights to broadcast Chilean soccer matches, edging out competitor Fox Sports for the 15-year contract, the local soccer association said late on Friday.

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Chile stocks mark highest weekly gain in 8 years

SANTIAGO, Dec 15 (Reuters) - Chile's IPSA stock index ended up 7 percent on the week on Friday, its highest weekly gain in eight years and coming ahead of Sunday's presidential election, as the price of copper, the country's main export, rose.

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BRIEF-Alliant Energy Corp Files For Potential Mixed Shelf Offering; Size Not Disclosed

* ALLIANT ENERGY CORP FILES FOR POTENTIAL MIXED SHELF OFFERING; SIZE NOT DISCLOSED - SEC FILING Source text for Eikon: [ID: http://bit.ly/2jYvF5S Further company coverage:

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Beautiful photos capture the energy of Hong Kong

The Merriam-Webster Dictionary defines the term "feng shui" as: "A Chinese geomantic practice in which a structure or site is chosen or configured so as to harmonize with the spiritual forces that inhabit it."

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BRIEF-Byte Power Group's ‍Unit Enters Into Heads Of Agreement With Synstream Energy

* ‍ UNIT ENTERS INTO HEADS OF AGREEMENT WITH SYNSTREAM ENERGY CORP TO BE ICO ADVISOR TO SYNSTREAM​ Source text for Eikon: Further company coverage:

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Chile presidential hopefuls end campaigns before Sunday vote

SANTIAGO (Reuters) - Chile's presidential hopefuls ended their campaigns in downtown Santiago on Thursday ahead of an uncertain runoff election whose outcome will determine whether the world's top copper producer turns to the right or maintains its center-left track.

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BRIEF-Oncor And Sempra Energy Reach Settlement Agreement With Several Key Texas Stakeholders

* ONCOR AND SEMPRA ENERGY REACH SETTLEMENT AGREEMENT WITH SEVERAL KEY TEXAS STAKEHOLDERS

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BRIEF-SunCoke Energy Partners Announces Pricing Of Private $70 Mln Debt Offering

* SUNCOKE ENERGY PARTNERS, L.P. ANNOUNCES PRICING OF PRIVATE $70 MILLION DEBT OFFERING

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U.S. tax bill to preserve key renewable energy credits, sources say

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The final version of comprehensive tax legislation being negotiated by House and Senate lawmakers will preserve key renewable energy tax credits that were once at risk of being removed, congressional and business sources said on Thursday.

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Chile presidential hopefuls wrap up campaigning ahead of Sunday vote

SANTIAGO (Reuters) - Chile's presidential hopefuls were to wrap up campaigning on Thursday, three days ahead of a tight runoff election whose outcome will determine whether the world's top copper producer will turn to the right or maintain its center-left track.

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UPDATE 2-Cenovus Energy to axe more jobs during cost-cutting push

Dec 14 (Reuters) - Canadian oil sands company Cenovus Energy Inc said on Thursday it would cut an additional 15 percent of its workforce and lower operating expenses as new chief executive, Alex Pourbaix, seeks to aggressively reduce costs and lower debt.

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UPDATE 2-Lebanon gives go-ahead to first offshore energy exploration

* Sovereign wealth fund, NOC laws not yet passed (Adds PIX, TV, adds energy minister and NGO comments)

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BRIEF-SunCoke Energy Partners Announces Commencement Of Private $70 Million Debt Offering

* SUNCOKE ENERGY PARTNERS, L.P. ANNOUNCES COMMENCEMENT OF PRIVATE $70 MILLION DEBT OFFERING

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BRIEF-FirstEnergy to Build Advanced Energy Center in Akron

* FIRSTENERGY SAYS IS SEEKING PERMITS TO BUILD THE CENTER FOR ADVANCED ENERGY TECHNOLOGY, AN 88,000 SQUARE-FOOT FACILITY IN AKRON, OHIO

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BRIEF-Mineral Hill Industries Terminates Share Purchase Agreement With 12 Shareholders Of CPS Energy Resources

* MINERAL HILL INDUSTRIES - TERMINATED SHARE PURCHASE AGREEMENT WITH 12 SHAREHOLDERS OF CPS ENERGY RESOURCES DUE TO NON-COMPLIANCE WITH TERMS OF SPA Source text for Eikon: Further company coverage:

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BRIEF-EP Energy announces amendments to offers to exchange new senior secured notes

* EP ENERGY ANNOUNCES AMENDMENTS TO OFFERS TO EXCHANGE NEW SENIOR SECURED NOTES DUE 2024 FOR OUTSTANDING SENIOR NOTES DUE 2020, 2022 AND 2023

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BRIEF-Berkshire Hathaway Energy Announces Debt Tender Offer And Consent Solicitation

* BERKSHIRE HATHAWAY ENERGY ANNOUNCES DEBT TENDER OFFER AND CONSENT SOLICITATION

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Belgium’s Lavish Energy Use Sheds Light on More Than Just Its Roads

The country keeps two million streetlights on overnight, generating profits for utilities and politicians at a cost for consumers and the environment.

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Exxon deal aside, tough proxy season looms at U.S. energy firms

BOSTON/HOUSTON (Reuters) - Climate activists said on Tuesday they would take a tough shareholder resolution off the table at Exxon Mobil Corp after the company agreed to provide new details about how climate change could affect its business.