S&P Global Market Intelligence editors' picks for the best stories for the week ended May 17.
1. Fitch Solutions: Tech giants may have power over utilities on energy sourcing
A letter from 10 technology companies targeting Dominion Energy Inc.'s future resources plan may be the first domino to fall in the tech sector's push for more renewables to run energy-hungry data centers.
2. US coal companies building new mines increasingly focused on export markets
Higher global demand has U.S. coal companies increasingly eyeing export markets when making future business decisions, sector experts said at an industry gathering.
3. US oil, LNG export buildout takes shape on Gulf Coast
The U.S. energy sector is piecing together an infrastructure puzzle to connect booming onshore oil and natural gas production with export markets around the world.
4. With prices stabilizing, turbine makers feel tailwinds rising
Wind turbine manufacturers expect to be buoyed by recovering prices for their products following several years of tight earnings margins.
5. Unusual path toward FERC approval for NY pipeline not expected to be a pattern
It was unusual when Transcontinental Gas Pipe Line Co. LLC provided the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission with greenhouse gas emissions information for its 400 MMcf/d Northeast Supply Enhancement natural gas pipeline project in April. But when FERC cleared the project in May, that decision loomed large.
6. Consol CEO: New metallurgical coal mine delivers on opportunistic growth goals
Consol Energy Inc. recently announced that it started development of its new Itmann mine, a low-vol metallurgical coal mining operation in Wyoming County, W.Va., that will produce 600,000 tons of coal per year for more than 25 years once it is completed in 2021.