Ingleside Cogeneration, L.P., a joint venture subsidiary ofOccidental Petroleum Corp. and Conoco, has completed a $200million, 440 MW cogeneration facility in South Texas. The plant hasstarted providing power for the adjacent OxyChem and DuPontchemical facilities, officials for the joint venture saidyesterday. In addition, enough excess electrical power will be soldinto the newly deregulated Texas grid for 75,000 homes andbusinesses.

The ScottishPower-PacifiCorp merger received approval from theWashington Utilities and Transportation Commission. It is the thirdapproval out of six state regulatory reviews. The merger also hasbeen approved by FERC and regulators in the United Kingdom andAustralia. Regulators in Wyoming, Idaho and Utah and the NuclearRegulatory Commission have yet to rule on the $6.3 billiontransaction, which would be the first acquisition of a U.S.electric utility by a foreign company.

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