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South Field Energy Breaks Ground for 1,182-MW Power Plant

LCG, May 16, 2019--South Field Energy LLC announced yesterday its groundbreaking for an 1,182-MW, combined-cycle electric generating facility in Columbiana County, Ohio. The natural gas-fired facility is scheduled to commence operations in mid-2021 and represents a $1.3 billion investment.

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Exelon to Shut Down Three Mile Island by September 30, 2019

LCG, May 10, 2019--Exelon Generation announced Wednesday that Three Mile Island Generating Station Unit 1 (TMI) will shut down by September 30, 2019. The Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) had approved back in 2009 a 20-year extension for the nuclear energy facility through 2034.

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Peru Does Not Charge Belgian Energy Co. With Corruption

LCG, June 19, 2002--Belgian energy company Tractabel, which is a unit of French company Suez, says it is not being investigated for participating in corruption in Peru.

Earlier today the Dow Jones reported that Tractabel was charged with bribing former Peruvian president Alberto Fujimori; a Tractabel spokesman reportedly said it amounted to $10 million worth of monetary encouragement since 1996.

Later today, Tractebel said that, in fact, the company faced no such charges in Peru or anywhere else.

A spokesman from the company reportedly said that Tractebel had always denied this charge. The company also denies that a witness reportedly sought in the alleged investigation, Pierre Bocquet, ever worked for Tractebel in Latin America.

This very contentious charge, alleging corruption in Peru, comes directly after Tractabel bid successfully for Peruvian energy companies Egasa and Egesur.

The sale of state-owned assets led to a pitched political battle, and protests over the weekend promped the cancellation of flights when protestors walked onto runways. Riots in Arequipa induced the government to announce a state of emergency. Many Peruvians fear that money from sales will be spent foolishly.

The former president meanwhile faces charges of abandoning office and embezzlement; Alberto Fujimori has been living in Japan since 2000, when the Peruvian government collapsed.

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