4 Energy Stock Stories for Tuesday Investor Reading

TransAlta Corporation (NYSE:TAC): Closing price $14.49

On Tuesday, the corporation said that it has declared force majeure because of  a winding failure discovered in the generator of its 395 megawatt Keephills 1 power plant located near Wabamun, Alberta. TransAlta is working with the original equipment manufacturer of the generator to safely return the machine to service, which is currently expected to be on or about April 21.

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Southwestern Energy Co. (NYSE:SWN): Closing price $37.72

Analyst Amir Arif at Stifel Nicolaus has downgraded Southwestern to Hold on Tuesday, explaining that a recent rally has left the shares fairly valued and not a bargain. Arif said that the shares were trading at 7.8 times estimated 2013 earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortization, which is more than peer companies, and fully reflects the outlook for production growth.

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Suncor Energy (NYSE:SU): Closing price $30.20

Work is ongoing to determine the impact of a discharge of water from an outfall pond at a Suncor facility in northern Alberta. Suncor released water from the holding pond at its oil sands project into the Athabasca River, according to Alberta’s environment department on Tuesday. For its part, Suncor said that a pipe that broke after freezing was responsible for the spill –  spokeswoman Sneh Seetal said the four-inch pipe broke Monday morning, allowing the release of industrial waste water used for oil sands extraction and upgrading.

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Access Midstream Partners (NYSE:ACMP): Closing price $41.23

Access Midstream announced Tuesday the start of an underwritten public offering of 9 million common units representing limited partner interests of the Partnership. The underwriters will also be allowed a 30-day option to buy up to 1.35 million additional common units. Access intends to use the net proceeds for general partnership purposes, including repayment of amounts outstanding under the partnership’s revolving credit facility.

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