S&P Global Market Intelligence presents the most read stories for the week ended June 15.
1. FERC members see no grid emergency from coal, nuclear retirements
During a hearing before the U.S. Senate, Federal Energy Regulatory Commission members did not affirm the U.S. Department of Energy's view that the nation faces a grid emergency from the loss of coal-fired and nuclear generation.
2. Political will could drive Trump push to save coal, nuclear over the finish line
Some analysts believe a months-long push to support older coal-fired and nuclear plants could soon come to fruition, as President Donald Trump urges federal officials who have been exploring legal authorities typically reserved for emergencies to make an announcement
3. Elliott, Bluescape offer Sempra avenue to share price ascent
In launching its latest campaign to carve up Sempra Energy, Elliott Management Corp. has presented Sempra management with a playbook likely to leaven its stock price, while redefining the California utility and gas giant's approach to governance.
4. Gas from Permian oil wells causes big Chesapeake Energy investor to walk away
Two of the biggest investors in Appalachian shale stocks walked away from two of the biggest natural gas producers in the country during the first quarter, according to a review of SEC filings.
5. Quiet for decades, Austin Chalk oil and gas play attracting new interest
Some of the biggest oil producers in the U.S. are zeroing in on an oil and gas play in Louisiana that has been around for decades but could soon become more of a household name.