* Japan's JERA, a joint venture between Tokyo Electric Power
Company Holdings and Chubu Electric Power,
says it has agreed to buy a 50 percent stake in three natural
gas-fired thermal power stations in the northeastern United
States for an undisclosed sum.
* JERA Co, the world's biggest liquefied natural gas (LNG)
says it has lowered the net profit outlook for fuel sales and
overseas power generation by 80 billion yen to 140 billion yen