SNL Energy presents the most read stories for the week ended March 31.
1. Trump kicks off potentially long, slow death of Clean Power Plan
The long-delayed, much maligned Clean Power Plan is now heading back to the drawing board under an administration that has pledged to withdraw it following an executive order issued by the president.
2. Analysts weigh impacts of Westinghouse bankruptcy on Southern, SCANA
With Westinghouse Electric Co. LLC filing for Chapter 11 bankruptcy, analysts see impacts to Southern Co. and SCANA Corp. ranging from minimal disruption to abandonment of their nuclear projects altogether, depending on how the reorganization of Toshiba Corp.'s troubled nuclear construction unit plays out.
3. After a year of mega-deals, midstream industry set to fine-tune holdings in 2017
Mega-mergers and acquisitions dominated midstream energy sector headlines in 2016, but smaller-scale infrastructure deals appear poised to steal the M&A spotlight in 2017.
4. Coal power coalition: Trump's executive orders 'good first step'
Though opponents of coal balked at President Donald Trump's executive actions aimed at boosting the sector, the industry is likely to ask for more from its new friends in Washington.
5. Trade stance could determine gas demand growth despite pro-producer policy
Residential- and commercial-sector demand for natural gas is predominantly directed by the weather, but policies proposed by the Trump administration regarding pipeline and LNG exports will direct competition and help determine the price and availability of the major heating fuel.