S&P Global Market Intelligence presents the most read stories for the week ended March 23.
1. Time has come for battery storage finance, Moody's finds
The risks and financing approach of battery storage projects are "broadly akin" to those of conventional power plants, while the technology is "credit positive" for owners of intermittent renewable-energy generation and grid operators, Moody's Investors Service said in a new report.
2. Russian cyberattacks put American energy sector on alert
The United States' public naming of Russia as being responsible for ongoing cyberattacks against American critical infrastructure is resonating with the energy industry and cybersecurity insiders alike.
3. Pipelines expect minimal impact from FERC tax policy reversal
Oil and gas pipeline master limited partnerships were quick to reassure investors that a tax accounting change that would reduce some pipeline rates would not substantially impact their balance sheets.
4. Schlotterbeck abruptly left EQT after disagreement on pay
Former EQT Corp. CEO Steven Schlotterbeck's abrupt resignation from the company that he made America's top natural gas producer was caused by a disagreement over the size of his paycheck.
5. 5 key met coal mines face uncertain output ramp-ups in 2018, analysts say
Five coal mines could dictate the overall increase in U.S. metallurgical coal production in 2018, but two of the operations have struggled with geologic challenges and two are still in early development, analysts say.