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Energy, most read: Shell aims to become world's largest electricity company

S&P Global Market Intelligence presents the most read stories for the week ended March 15.

1. TPG exec, former PIMCO CEO among those charged in alleged college bribery scheme

A number of business executives are among dozens of individuals charged in an alleged bribery scheme to secure the admission of students to top universities across the U.S.

2. Report: Shell looks to become world's largest electricity company by 2035

Oil major Royal Dutch Shell plc Royal Dutch Shell PLC plans to become the largest electricity company in the world by 2035, according to a March 13 article from the Financial Times.

3. Age, lack of use prompt upcoming retirement of US gas-fired capacity

More than 7,400 MW of aging and little-used gas-fired generating capacity is expected to be retired in the U.S. between 2019 and 2026, according to an S&P Global Market Intelligence analysis.

4. Texas pipeline overbuild looms as companies rush to add Permian infrastructure

The race to transport ballooning oil and gas supplies from the Permian Basin to markets on the Gulf Coast risks turning into an infrastructure glut unless some pipeline companies either combine or cancel their projects.

5. Plan to save Pa. nukes calls for zero-emission resource requirement

Pennsylvania lawmakers want electric distribution companies to get a portion of their electricity from zero-emission resources such as nuclear power to keep open plants declared to be at risk of shutting down.