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Kasich names new chairman to Ohio utilities commission

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COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — The governor has named a new chair of the Public Utilities Commission of Ohio. Asim Z. Haque (AW’-sim HAWK) takes over for PUCO Chairman Andre Porter, whose last day is May 20. Republican Gov. John Kasich’s (KAY’-siks) appointment of Haque as Ohio’s top utility regulator still requires the Ohio Senate’s consent. The Columbus resident is the ...

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Ohio gas prices dip slightly to average of $2.16 gallon

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COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Gas prices around Ohio are down slightly from a week ago. The state average was $2.16 in Monday’s survey from auto club AAA, the Oil Price Information Service and WEX Inc. The average price in Ohio this time last week was $2.29. The national average price in Monday’s survey was $2.21, only a cent below the ...

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Ohio gas prices climb to average price per gallon of $2.29

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COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) -€” Gas prices around Ohio continue going up as the price per gallon starting into the workweek climbed to $2.29. The state average was up 12 cents from $2.17 the previous week in Monday’s survey from auto club AAA, the Oil Price Information Service and WEX Inc. The average price in Ohio on Monday was 28 cents ...

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Kasich dropping out, AP sources say; Trump on clear GOP path

In this photo taken April 25, 2016, Ohio Gov. John Kasich speaks during a town hall at Thomas farms Community Center in Rockville, Md. According to AP sources: Kasich will end his bid for White House. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — His rivals out of the way, Donald Trump has become the Republican Party’s presumptive presidential nominee. Ohio Gov. John Kasich will announce the end of his underdog White House bid on Wednesday, according to three campaign officials who spoke on the condition of anonymity because they were not authorized to discuss the candidate’s plans. The decision comes ...

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Requests to revisit AEP, FirstEnergy deals in Ohio due

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COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Opponents are facing a deadline to ask Ohio utility regulators to reconsider their approval of two closely-watched energy deals that allowed two utility companies to impose short-term rate increases to subsidize some older coal-fired and nuclear power plants. The Public Utilities Commission of Ohio has set Monday as the date for requesting re-hearings on power purchase ...

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Federal regulators put brakes on Ohio energy deals

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COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Two closely watched energy deals in Ohio allowing two utility companies to impose short-term rate increases on electricity customers cannot take effect until federal regulators approve them. The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission said Wednesday that the power purchase agreements filed separately by Akron-based FirstEnergy and Columbus-based American Electric Power are not valid unless the two companies ...

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Ohio Supreme Court approves AEP’s 2012 fee pricing structure

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COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — The Ohio Supreme Court on Thursday upheld a pricing structure for fees that competitors must pay to American Electric Power as the utility transitions to a competitive market. The court sided with a 2012 decision by the Public Utilities Commission of Ohio to set the fee at $188.88 per megawatt-day. The decision also upholds the requirement ...

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Average Ohio gas increases to about $2.09 per gallon

Average Ohio gas increases to about $2.09 per gallon

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Motorists are continuing to see a rise in Ohio gas prices as the average price is reported at more than $2 going into the workweek. The price per gallon in Ohio was about $2.09 in Monday’s survey from auto club AAA, the Oil Price Information Service and WEX Inc. That’s up 17 cents from the state ...

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Plan delays Ohio renewable energy targets another 3 years

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COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — An as-yet-to-be-introduced bill that would extend a freeze on Ohio’s renewable-energy requirements for an additional three years is already drawing opposition. State Sen. Bill Seitz, a Cincinnati Republican, said the draft legislation circulated last week tacks another three years onto a current two-year delay in phasing in state targets for use of solar, wind and other ...

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