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New Projects, Proposed Mergers, and Expanded Offerings - Research Report on Duke Energy, PNG, DTE Energy, FirstEnergy, and

 New Projects, Proposed Mergers, and Expanded Offerings - Research Report on
            Duke Energy, PNG, DTE Energy, FirstEnergy, and Calpine

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NEW YORK, September 2, 2013

NEW YORK, September 2, 2013 /PRNewswire/ --

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Today, Analysts' Corner announced new research reports highlighting Duke
Energy Corp. (NYSE: DUK), PAA Natural Gas Storage, L.P. (NYSE: PNG), DTE
Energy Co. (NYSE: DTE), FirstEnergy Corp. (NYSE: FE), and Calpine Corporation
(NYSE: CPN). Today's readers may access these reports free of charge -
including full price targets, industry analysis and analyst ratings - via the
links below.

Duke Energy Corp. Research Report

On August 26, 2013, Duke Energy Corp. (Duke Energy) announced that the Company
is funding $312,000 in Ivy Tech Corporate College scholarships to start five
regional training programs to train workers for the skills which the
manufacturers describe as critical for their workforce. Duke Energy informed
that it will collaborate with Ivy Tech and local government from
Bloomington/Bedford, Connersville/Richmond, Kokomo, and Shelbyville, to
develop eight-week advanced manufacturing programs designed after an Ivy Tech
initiative in La Fayette. According to the Company, its grant will fund 120
scholarships of $2,600 each and recipients must at least be 18 years old and
residents of Duke Energy-served Indiana countries. Duke Energy added that the
Lafayette program will receive a share of the Duke Energy Workforce
Development scholarships. The Full Research Report on Duke Energy Corp. -
including full detailed breakdown, analyst ratings and price targets - is
available to download free of charge at:
[http://www.analystscorner.com/r/full_research_report/d2b2_DUK]

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PAA Natural Gas Storage, L.P. Research Report

On August 27, 2013, PAA Natural Gas Storage, L.P. (PNG) announced that the
independent directors of the Board of Directors of PNG's general partner has
received a proposal from Plains All American Pipeline L.P. in (PAA), to
acquire all of PNG's outstanding publicly held common units through a
unit-for-unit exchange. According to PNG, PAA' proposal carries a
consideration of 0.435 common units of PAA for each issued and outstanding
publicly held PNG common unit in a transaction that will be structured as a
merger of PNG with a wholly owned subsidiary of PAA, which represents a value
per PNG common unit of $22.74 based on the trailing 10-day average closing
price of PAA's common units through August 26, 2013. The Company stated that
PAA currently owns c. 28.2 million common units of PNG, which represents c.46%
of PNG's issued and outstanding common units. The Full Research Report on PAA
Natural Gas Storage, L.P. - including full detailed breakdown, analyst ratings
and price targets - is available to download free of charge at:
[http://www.analystscorner.com/r/full_research_report/2508_PNG]

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DTE Energy Co. Research Report 

On August 20, 2013, DTE Energy Co (DTE Energy) announced that its subsidiary,
DTE Gas is providing pipeline-quality natural gas to its residential customers
as part of its commitment to renewable energy. DTE Energy stated that this
initiative is part of the BioGreenGas program of DTE Gas, contributed to the
development of pipeline quality natural gas at the Sauk Trail Hills landfill
in Canton, Michigan. Mark Stiers, DTE Gas' Vice President of Gas Sales and
Supply, stated, "Our customers are as concerned about the environment as we
are. They have asked us for a renewable energy option on the gas side of the
business." DTE Energy informed that Residential natural gas customers can
subscribe to the program for $2.50/month and DTE Gas is the first utility in
Michigan as well as one of the first in the country to develop such program
for residential customers. The Full Research Report on DTE Energy Co. -
including full detailed breakdown, analyst ratings and price targets - is
available to download free of charge at:
[http://www.analystscorner.com/r/full_research_report/24df_DTE]

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FirstEnergy Corp. Research Report

On August 28, 2013, FirstEnergy Corp.'s (FirstEnergy) subsidiary, West Penn
Power announced that it has placed a new 138-kilovolt (kV) transmission line
in service which was designed to strengthen its regional transmission network,
accommodate future load growth, and maintain reliable electric service for
customers in Greene County, Pennsylvania. According to FirstEnergy, the
14-mile transmission line connects Kirby, Pennsylvania with a substation in
Monongalia County, West Virginia. The Company stated that though a majority of
the line is located in the West Penn Power service area, it expects the West
Virginia portion of the line to benefit customers of Mon Power, another
subsidiary of First Energy. According to the Company, the project is worth $20
million and began in spring of 2012. FirstEnergy further stated that the line
is also connected with a large 500kV substation near Mt. Morris in Greene
County through a new transformer that was installed separately for $8.5
million. The Full Research Report on FirstEnergy Corp. - including full
detailed breakdown, analyst ratings and price targets - is available to
download free of charge at:
[http://www.analystscorner.com/r/full_research_report/0655_FE]

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Calpine Corporation Research Report

On August 13, 2013, Calpine Corporation (Calpine) announced that it has
successfully started commercial operations at its Russell City Energy Center
and Los Esteros Critical Energy Facility, located in the San Francisco Bay
area. Calpine informed that when combined, the plants bring online more than
900 megawatts of natural gas-fired power generation capacity, and the full
power output of both plants will be delivered to Calpine's customer - Pacific
Gas and Electric Company (PG&E), which will also supply the natural gas fuel
under 10-year power purchase agreements. The Company stated that it owns 75%
of the project (464 mw of dispatchable capacity) while GE Energy Financial
Services, a unit of General Electric (GE) owns the remaining share. The Full
Research Report on Calpine Corporation - including full detailed breakdown,
analyst ratings and price targets - is available to download free of charge
at: [http://www.analystscorner.com/r/full_research_report/7eb1_CPN]

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