Energy Archive

'Science Bob' May Be Blast at Arkansas Trucking Association Conference

by Marty Cook 5/7/2018 12:00 am

The organization is holding its annual conference May 16-17 at the Hot Springs Convention Center. Its featured speaker this year is Bob Pflugfelder, better known to “Jimmy Kimmel Live!” viewers as “Science Bob.”

Waste, Fraud and Abuse (Gwen Moritz Editor's Note)

by Gwen Moritz 5/7/2018 12:00 am

Here's a little mantra I'd like for you to commit to memory: Wherever there are human beings, there will be waste, fraud and abuse.

McCellon-Allen Retires as Swepco President

by Kyle Massey 5/4/2018 03:38 pm

Venita McCellon-Allen, a pioneering woman in utility boardrooms and a player in Arkansas' energy sector since taking over the Texarkana division of Central & South West Corp. in 1994, has retired as president and COO of Southwestern Electric Power Co.

Murphy Oil Reports Adjusted 1Q Profit of $40M

by Kyle Massey 5/2/2018 05:27 pm

Murphy Oil Corp., the El Dorado petroleum exploration and production titan, reported Wednesday adjusted first-quarter income of $40 million, or 23 cents per share, on revenue of $607 million.

Murphy USA Reports $39.3M Profit for First Quarter

by Kyle Massey 5/1/2018 04:54 pm

Murphy USA, the fuel and convenience store retail chain based in El Dorado, rode a $35 million after-tax settlement from the 2010 Deepwater Horizon oil spill to a $39.3 million profit in the first quarter of 2018.

PSC's Matthew Klucher to Join Entergy in Big Easy

by Arkansas Business Staff 4/30/2018 12:00 am

Instead of joining Entergy Arkansas, an electric utility he helped regulate as the PSC's director of rate and demand resources, Matthew Klucher has gone to work for one of its parent company's subsidiaries, Entergy Services Corp. of New Orleans.

Residential Lots Scarce As Northwest Arkansas Draws a Crowd

by Marty Cook 4/30/2018 12:00 am

Space is not the problem for northwest Arkansas as thousands of new arrivals show up each year. The struggle is with affordability.

Chad Hastings Makes Partner at Crist Engineers (Movers & Shakers)

by Arkansas Business Staff 4/30/2018 12:00 am

Chad Hastings has been promoted to partner of Crist Engineers Inc. in Little Rock.

L'Oreal Sustainability Report Touts NLR Solar Work

by Kyle Massey 4/25/2018 02:00 pm

In advance of Earth Day, L'Oreal Group reported significant advances last week in its corporate campaign for environmental sustainability, including a major commitment to solar power at its manufacturing plant in North Little Rock.

Arkansan Honored as Woman in Power

by Kyle Massey 4/25/2018 01:58 pm

Colette Honorable, the former Arkansas Public Service Commission chairman who later served on the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission, has been profiled by the Utility Dive website as one of four “Women in Power” across the United States.

How L'Oreal Is Helping GM, And Vice Versa, on Video

by Kyle Massey 4/24/2018 01:28 pm

How is making Lash Paradise mascara in North Little Rock like building a Chevy Volt in the Detroit area?

CenterPoint Paying $6B for Vectren

by Associated Press 4/23/2018 10:57 am

CenterPoint Energy Inc. is paying just under $6 billion for rival Vectren in a move that will expand the utility operator's reach.

Meeks Keeps Solar Position as PSC Staffers Switch Gears

by Arkansas Business Staff 4/23/2018 12:00 am

Rep. Stephen Meeks of Greenbrier says a $250 donation or two could never sway his thinking on solar power or any other issue.

Put Asia on Your Business Radar (Yang Luo-Branch Commentary)

by Yang Luo-Branch 4/23/2018 12:00 am

From the ubiquitous “Made in China” and “Made in Vietnam” commodities to agricultural imports and exports to rising industries like artificial intelligence, high-tech manufacturing and e-commerce, businesses in Asia and the United States are intertwined.

UA, Fayetteville Declare Support for Wind Catcher Project

by Kyle Massey 4/20/2018 11:43 am

The University of Arkansas and the city where it's based, Fayetteville, have both rallied behind a $4.5 billion Oklahoma wind energy project that has been under fire from what its supporters call a deceptive TV advertising campaign.

Coulson Oil to Build New Headquarters in NorthShore Business Park

by Arkansas Business Staff 4/19/2018 11:13 am

Coulson Oil says it will build a new corporate headquarters on three acres in the NorthShore Business Park off Interstate 430 at Crystal Hill Road in North Little Rock.

John Bethel Retiring as PSC Executive Director; Rate Expert Leaving, Too

by Kyle Massey 4/18/2018 08:23 am

John Bethel is retiring from the state Public Service Commission after 18 years as executive director. One of the commission's top experts on rate issues, Matthew Klucher, is also departing in an unrelated move.

Prospect of Solar Power Rises in Ashley County

by Kyle Massey 4/16/2018 02:48 pm

Ashley County sees a big ball of energy up in the sky, and it is looking to a Kansas company to possibly harness the sun's power.

River Rock, Entegrity Build Renewable Features Into Daily Work

by Kyle Massey 4/16/2018 12:00 am

Arkansas builders are incorporating solar energy into everyday projects, from residences to commercial businesses to schools to prisons.

Comparing Metro Area Living Standards (James Bullard Commentary)

by James Bullard 4/16/2018 12:00 am

The results of this analysis show the importance of adjusting for price differences across regions when comparing living standards.