|Bid||0.0000 x 0|
|Ask||0.0000 x 0|
|Day's Range||3.4800 - 3.4800|
|52 Week Range||2.3500 - 4.3500|
|Beta (5Y Monthly)||0.42|
|PE Ratio (TTM)||9.67|
|Forward Dividend & Yield||N/A (N/A)|
|Ex-Dividend Date||Sep 27, 2010|
|1y Target Est||N/A|
Japan moved away from nuclear power following the Fukushima disaster, but it may opt to once again expand its nuclear ambitions in order to lower its power generation bill
A Japanese appeal court on Wednesday ruled that the state and Tokyo Electric Power Company Holdings (TEPCO) could have taken steps to prevent the 2011 Fukushima nuclear disaster and are therefore liable for compensation claims. The ruling by the Sendai High Court, which upholds a lower court decision, means the government and TEPCO must pay 1.01 billion yen ($9.6 million) to 3,550 plaintiffs forced to flee their homes after a magnitude 9 earthquake triggered a tsunami that devastated the country's northeast and crippled the Fukushima nuclear plant, public broadcaster NHK reported. The ruling could open up the government to further damage claims because thousands of other residents evacuated as reactors at the coastal power station overheated and released a radioactive cloud.
Western Australia's industrial safety regulator said it will provide an update later on Friday on the outcome of Chevron Corp's inspections of two of the three processing units at its giant Gorgon liquefied natural gas (LNG) plant. The regulator ordered Chevron two weeks ago to carry out the inspections on propane heat exchangers on Trains 1 and 3 at the plant by Aug. 21, after weld problems were found on propane kettles in Train 2 during scheduled maintenance. If problems are found in the kettle welds of Trains 1 and 3, Chevron may have to shut them for repair.