S&P Global Market Intelligence editors' picks for the best stories for the week ended May 31.
1. Berkshire Hathaway, PPL want UK assets' full value if utilities are nationalized
Two U.S. power companies with British operations said they would seek compensation if the Labour Party's proposal to nationalize U.K. utilities goes into effect.
2. Masked by $4B deal, institutions sold shale gas stocks in Q1'19
Chesapeake Energy Corp. Chesapeake Energy Corp. got a slew of new shareholders from the private equity world after its nearly $4 billion merger with WildHorse Resource Development Corp. on Feb. 1, but whether those shareholders stick around for the long term is an unanswered question.
3. Canadian Natural bulks up on oil sands assets amid foreign exodus
Canada's biggest oil producer is about to get bigger, stepping in to buy the oil sands assets of Devon Energy Corp. as international companies flee the country's production region amid price, transportation and environmental concerns.
4. Observers project weak global thermal price, strong coking coal demand in 2019
While coal exports out of the Port of New Orleans surged in 2018, international shipments were hampered during the first quarter of 2019 due to Midwestern flooding that caused high water levels on the Mississippi River and prevented some barges from carrying coal south.
5. US coal betting on exports, technology as climate concerns pressure sector
U.S. coal producers are leaning into the potential of overseas demand even as shifting energy economics and concerns about climate change begin to call into question whether global economic growth will continue to be coupled with increased coal demand.