Business News Archive - April 23, 2008

By Bower, Bruce ARCHAEOLOGY Archaeologists may not be fashion divas, but they dig antique jewelry. Consider the discovery of 4,000-year-old gold and stone beads in southeastern Peru.

Chalker Energy Partners II today announced the recent closing of the sale of certain oil and gas properties in Harrison and Marion Counties, Texas to a major independent exploration and production company for an adjusted purchase price of $10.4 million.

LONDON, April 23 /PRNewswire/ -- Heren Energy is pleased to confirm the launch of a new spot gas weekend index within European Spot Gas Markets, as of Friday, 7th March, to add to its extensive portfolio of gas pricing benchmarks.

Nevada Power Company, a wholly owned subsidiary of Sierra Pacific Resources, has reached an agreement with Reliant Energy to acquire its Bighorn generating station, a 598MW natural gas-fired, combined-cycle power plant in Nevada, US.

SAN FRANCISCO, April 23 /PRNewswire/ -- Pacific Gas and Electric Company today received approval from the California Energy Commission to construct its Colusa Generating Station, a 660-megawatt power plant to be located near Maxwell.

Word of the Day
  • Stoppage; cessation (of labor).
  • A standing still or idling (of mills, factories, etc.).
The word chomage comes into English from French.]