Energy Archive

PSC to Hold Hearing on Entergy Rate Increase

by Lance Turner 1/19/2016 06:57 am

The Arkansas Public Service Commission will holding a hearing today on Entergy Arkansas Inc.'s request to raise electric rates this year.

Black Hills Corp. Buying SourceGas Holdings

by Associated Press 1/19/2016 06:52 am

Rapid City-based Black Hills Corp. says its utility subsidiary has received approval from the Arkansas Public Service Commission to purchase SourceGas Holdings LLC.

NLR Chuy's Rings Up $4.5M Transaction (Real Deals)

by George Waldon 1/18/2016 12:00 am

The sale of a North Little Rock eatery tipped the scales at $4.5 million. A Sherwood car wash transaction weighed in at $2.5 million. And apartments in midtown Little Rock changed hands in a $1.74 million deal.

Central Arkansas Economy Shows Growth in 2015

by Arkansas Business Staff 1/18/2016 12:00 am

The economic recovery in central Arkansas accelerated in 2015, with job growth surpassing the national average since March, said Metroplan, the federally designated planning agency for Pulaski, Faulkner, Saline and Lonoke counties.

Jeff Hickle Chosen To Chair Arkansas Water Works (Movers & Shakers)

by Arkansas Business Staff 1/18/2016 12:00 am

Jeff Hickle has been elected chair of the northwest district of the Arkansas Water Works & Water Environment Association for 2016.

Tenaris Laying Off 100 at Welding Pipe Mill

by Associated Press 1/17/2016 02:59 pm

With a slide in the price of crude oil, Tenaris has announced layoffs for 100 workers at the company's welding pipe mill in Blytheville.

Coal Suspension Affects 30-Plus Mining Projects

by Associated Press 1/17/2016 02:46 pm

At least 30 applications from companies seeking to mine hundreds of millions of tons of coal face suspension as the government reviews its sales of the fuel from public lands, U.S. officials disclosed Friday.

SPP to Take Part in National Grid Improvement Project

by Arkansas Business Staff 1/15/2016 10:34 am

Southwest Power Pool will work with the U.S. Department of Energy on its Grid Modernization Initiative to improve the reliability and security of the nation's electricity delivery system, the company announced.

US Chamber of Commerce Sees Many Risks For 2016

by Associated Press 1/14/2016 11:30 am

America's most influential business lobby says American businesses are facing numerous risks and few upsides as they enter 2016.

US Stocks Stabilize, Shaking Off Another Drop in China

by Associated Press 1/11/2016 11:43 am

Major U.S. stock indexes were little changed in midday trading Monday as investors weighed the implications of another slump in China's stock market. Energy companies were among the biggest decliners as the price of crude oil fell.

4 Quakes of Magnitude 4.0 or More Hit Northwest Oklahoma

by Associated Press 1/11/2016 10:09 am

Four earthquakes capable of causing moderate damage rocked northwestern Oklahoma, but there were no immediate reports of significant damage or injuries.

2016: The Year of Oil (Craig Douglass On Consumers)

by Craig Douglass 1/11/2016 12:00 am

For the new year, a confluence of oil-related realities suggests a pervasive impact on the economy in general, and consumer behavior in particular.

Monty Ledbetter Hired to Head Hot Springs Utilities (Movers & Shakers)

by Arkansas Business Staff 1/11/2016 12:00 am

Monty Ledbetter, formerly public works director for the city of Bryant, has been hired as the city of Hot Springs' new utilities director.

USDA Secretary Announces Energy Efficiency Loan Program

by Associated Press 1/10/2016 04:02 pm

U.S. Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack and Vermont officials on Friday announced a $46 million loan guarantee program that will help residents and small businesses improve energy efficiency.

TransCanada to File 2 Legal Challenges to Keystone Pipeline Rejection

by Associated Press 1/7/2016 11:00 am

The Canadian company that proposed the Keystone XL oil pipeline filed a lawsuit over the U.S. government's rejection of the project and announced it plans to file a second legal challenge that will seek more than $15 billion in damages.

2015: The Year in Executive Q&A

by Gwen Moritz 1/4/2016 12:00 am

This week, for the second time, Arkansas Business offers a compilation that appeals to the universal interest in other people: all 50 of 2015's “Executive Q&A” features in the first issue of Arkansas Business for 2016.

No Daily Report, Morning Roundup on Friday

by Arkansas Business Staff 12/31/2015 07:59 am

Arkansas Business will not send the Daily Report and Morning Roundup on Friday, New Year's Day.

Murphy USA Names Christian Pikul Director of Investor Relations

by Arkansas Business Staff 12/22/2015 08:48 am

Murphy USA Inc. of El Dorado has announced Christian Pikul as its new director of investor relations and financial planning analysis.

Sibling Land Dispute, Glasgow Discovery Drove Clicks in 2015

by Lance Turner 12/21/2015 12:01 am

A long-running sibling dispute involving the national president of Ducks Unlimited that culminated in a multimillion-dollar land sale was the most-read story on ArkansasBusiness.com in 2015.

Arkansas Business Looks Back at Notable Deaths of 2015

by Arkansas Business Staff 12/21/2015 12:00 am

John Paul Hammerschmidt, Buddy Sutton, Dick Bell, Jim Gaston, Bill Valentine and John Correnti were among the Arkansas political, business and sports leaders who died in 2015.