Energy Archive

VOTE (Editorial)

by Arkansas Business Editors 11/5/2018 12:00 am

Tuesday is upon us, so vote if you haven't already. We owe it to the dead. We owe it even more to the living.

Arkansas Exporters Applaud USMCA, Trump's 'New NAFTA'

by Kyle Massey 11/5/2018 12:00 am

The letters USMCA may not say much to most Arkansans, but to state leaders in international trade, they spell relief.

Murphy USA Turns 5, Reports 3Q Profit of $45M

by Kyle Massey 10/31/2018 04:13 pm

As Murphy USA of El Dorado celebrated its fifth birthday as a standalone company, the retail fuel and convenience store giant reported a net profit of $45 million for the third quarter.

Standard Lithium Foresees Pilot Plant in South Arkansas by Spring

by Kyle Massey 10/30/2018 11:29 am

Standard Lithium Ltd. is ramping up testing at a pilot crystallization plant in British Columbia and gaining provisional approval for a pilot operation west of El Dorado that could be in place as early as late February.

Landing Camp Pike: War Brought Unusual Opportunity

by George Waldon 10/29/2018 12:00 am

America's entry into the First World War set the stage for a historic economic development opportunity that business leaders in Little Rock seized back in the spring of 1917.

PSC's Solar Rate Decision Remains on Horizon

by Kyle Massey 10/29/2018 12:00 am

Phase 1 set an expedited process for reviewing proposals for generation systems above the state's 300-kilowatt cap for net metering. Phase II, deliberating future rate structures, has taken time.

Arkansas Personal Consumption Spending Up 2.5 Percent

by Arkansas Business Staff 10/29/2018 12:00 am

Personal consumption expenditures in the United States rose 4.3 percent in 2017, according to the U.S. Bureau of Economic Analysis.

Community Bakery Expects to Save Dough with Solar Power

by Jan Cottingham 10/29/2018 12:00 am

Community Bakery announced earlier this month that it would be installing this fall a 102-panel solar array with each panel providing 350 watts.

A Practical Way to Build Culture (Barry Goldberg On Leadership)

by Barry Goldberg 10/29/2018 12:00 am

Organizational culture is often fuzzy. It is too easy to create a lofty, aspirational set of principles that read well but lose their power when it comes to practical day-to-day operations. That fuzziness is evident in the way most leaders even define culture.

Giving Back Improves Your Business and Your Community (Heather Larkin Commentary)

by Heather Larkin 10/25/2018 10:35 am

Corporate charitable giving is one way businesses help improve their communities. But companies may not be aware of the substantial benefits corporate giving brings to the business itself.

SPP Teams With Little Rock Schools in STEM ‘Pipeline'

by Kyle Massey 10/23/2018 01:09 pm

Southwest Power Pool, the regional electric grid operator based in Little Rock, has partnered with the Little Rock School District in sponsoring programs to promote STEM education starting in elementary school and continuing on paths toward technical careers in Arkansas.

John James Starts Engine, Raises $4M for E-Commerce Software Firm

by Mark Friedman 10/22/2018 12:00 am

Fayetteville entrepreneur John James has raised nearly $4 million for his latest startup, Engine, which sells business management software to e-commerce retailers.

Allan Gates Named President of American College of Environmental Lawyers (Movers & Shakers)

by Arkansas Business Staff 10/22/2018 12:00 am

Allan Gates, a partner at Mitchell Williams Selig Gates & Woodyard in Little Rock, was appointed president of the American College of Environmental Lawyers during the group's annual meeting.

Calvin Wilson Moves to Regional Recycling (Movers & Shakers)

by Arkansas Business Staff 10/22/2018 12:00 am

Calvin Wilson has joined the Regional Recycling & Waste Reduction District in Little Rock as an illegal dumps control officer.

State Unemployment at 3.5 Percent in September, Lowest on Record

by Sarah Campbell-Miller 10/19/2018 09:38 am

Arkansas' unemployment rate declined to 3.5 percent in September, down one-tenth of a percentage point from the previous month, according to a report released Friday by the state Department of Workforce Services.

Entergy, Electric Co-Ops, Swepco Crews Help in Hurricane Zone

by Kyle Massey 10/15/2018 10:16 am

As cleanup continues after one of the worst hurricanes in Florida Panhandle history, line crews from Entergy Arkansas and the state's electric cooperatives are helping to restore power after more than 2.3 million customers lost electricity in Florida and Georgia.

PotlatchDeltic Sells Lake Maumelle Tract for $3.6M

by Arkansas Business Staff 10/15/2018 12:00 am

A 380-acre tract in west Pulaski County, a portfolio of 22 rental properties in and near Conway, 11 duplexes in Bryant and a 19-unit apartment project in west Little Rock form this week's quartet of million-dollar real estate transactions.

Two TRG Properties Add Up to $6.8M Sale (Real Deals)

by George Waldon 10/15/2018 12:00 am

Alter Trading Corp. of St. Louis purchased the Tenenbaum Recycling Group's 71,000-SF complex at 4500 Bethany Road for $4.04 million and its 42,968-SF facility at 2601 Central Airport Road for $2.77 million.

5 Tips for an Effective Email (Sarah Clements Expert Advice)

by Sarah Clements 10/15/2018 12:00 am

Because email has become so popular, it is important to get the most out of your message. Follow these five tips to help construct an effective message.

Murphy Oil to Put $900M Into Joint Venture With Petrobras in Gulf

by Kyle Massey 10/10/2018 05:01 pm

Murphy Oil Corp. of El Dorado plans to spend $900 million in forming a new joint venture with Petrobras, the Brazilian global petroleum company, to combine offshore operations in the Gulf of Mexico.