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SWN Sells Compressed Gas Fuel Stations in Conway, Damascus

SWN Sells Compressed Gas Fuel Stations in Conway, Damascus

An affiliate of Southwestern Energy Co. has sold two public CNG fueling stations, one in Conway and the other in Damascus, to American Natural Gas LLC of Saratoga Springs, New York.
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Little Rock Wastewater CEO Greg Ramon: Pipe Dreams Won't Require Money Going Down the Drain

Greg Ramon, who has 26 years of experience in the water and wastewater sector, replaced Reggie Corbitt, who was fired as LRW CEO in January 2014 over what police described as “questionable expenditures.”
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One-Time Gain Boosts Murphy USA to $86M 1Q Net Income

Gasoline retailer Murphy USA Inc. of El-Dorado reported first-quarter profits Monday of nearly $86 million, far over its $23 million in income from the same period last year.
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Murphy Oil Reports 1Q Loss of $198M

Murphy Oil Corp., which announced a sale of oil sands assets in Canada a week earlier, on Wednesday reported a preliminary loss of nearly $200 million for the first quarter of 2016. It also announced a 20 percent workforce reduction.
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Never Say Never (Gwen Moritz Editor's Note)

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Attorney Jean Block Joins Little Rock Wastewater (Movers & Shakers)

Jean Block has been hired as chief legal officer of Little Rock Wastewater. In the new position, Block will serve as legal adviser and counsel to the wastewater utility's staff and the Little Rock Water Reclamation Commission. read more >

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Winrock Director Annett Pagan Announces Retirement

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