Energy Archive

Sebastian County Sued Over Unpaid Mercury Bill

by Arkansas Business Staff 5/8/2017 12:00 am

A company that tested for mercury for Sebastian County said it hasn't gotten paid for nearly $100,000 worth of work and now has sued the county.

Be Prepared (Editorial)

by Arkansas Business Editors 5/8/2017 12:00 am

Arkansas politicians must not allow the politicization of the issue to prevent the state from confronting a changing climate.

El Dorado Building Its Hopes On Arts

by Kyle Massey 5/8/2017 12:00 am

In a town where an oil gusher a century ago set off one of the wildest booms in American history, transforming El Dorado into south Arkansas' richest town, Austin Barrow presides over a boom in downtown construction.

Entergy CEO Says Future Is Natural Gas, Renewables, Not Coal

by Kyle Massey 5/5/2017 03:41 pm

Despite the Trump administration's vocal support for the coal industry, Entergy Corp. CEO Leo Denault said he sees no new coal plants in the ultility's future.

Murphy Posts $58M 1Q Profit, but Adjusted $10M Loss

by Kyle Massey 5/3/2017 04:45 pm

Murphy Oil Corp. reported strong preliminary first-quarter financial results, including net income of $58 million, or 34 cents per diluted share of company stock. "Murphy had strong first-quarter results as we exceeded production guidance with high uptime performance across all our assets," CEO Roger Jenkins said.

SPP Names Keith Collins Market Monitoring Chief

by Kyle Massey 5/3/2017 02:17 pm

A California power system monitoring veteran has hired on as the new executive director of Southwest Power Pool's Market Monitoring Unit in Little Rock.

PACE Financing Under Fire From Tom Cotton

by Kyle Massey 5/1/2017 12:00 am

Pulaski County Judge Barry Hyde calls PACE financing a home run, something that makes "a lot of sense to a lot of people." U.S. Sen. Tom Cotton calls PACE a scam to "trick seniors into taking out high-interest loans for 20 years, along with liens on their homes."

James Windsor Joins Entegrity Energy (Movers & Shakers)

by Arkansas Business Staff 5/1/2017 12:00 am

James Windsor has been hired at Entegrity Energy Partners in Little Rock as director of solar operations.

Viridian Changes Name to Entegrity

by Arkansas Business Staff 4/24/2017 09:08 am

Viridian of Little Rock, a provider of sustainability and energy consulting services for architects, contractors and building owners, is changing its corporate name to Entegrity.

The Student Debt Bubble (Editorial)

by Arkansas Business Editors 4/24/2017 12:00 am

Pay attention, all. This tidal wave of unsecured debt could swamp the country's still less-than-robust recovery.

The High Cost of Bad Moods (Barry Goldberg On Leadership)

by Barry Goldberg 4/24/2017 12:00 am

Research in behavioral science is showing that there is a trend toward higher irritability in the workplace — especially in the United States — and it has been more pronounced over the last 24 months.

Murphy USA Lowers Guidance After Preliminary 1Q Loss of $3M

by Kyle Massey 4/18/2017 04:26 pm

Murphy USA Inc. announces a preliminary first-quarter loss of $3 million — results bad enough to lead the El Dorado gasoline retailer to revise its investor guidance numbers downward for all of 2017.

Video: Fitz Hill Talks Transparency in Leadership, Work at Scott Ford Center

by Arkansas Business Staff 4/18/2017 10:55 am

Leaders should tell the truth, be transparent and communicate regularly with stakeholders during a crisis, says Fitz Hill in Part 2 of Arkansas Business' new video series on leadership.

National Register Listings Light a Towering Inferno

by Marty Cook 4/17/2017 12:00 am

Some downtown Little Rock property owners are surprised and upset that three public housing towers have been listed on the National Register of Historic Places despite being rejected by the state's review board.

Andy Miller To Lead Arkansas Energy Education Foundation (Movers & Shakers)

by Arkansas Business Staff 4/17/2017 12:00 am

Andy Miller of Southwestern Energy in Little Rock has been elected president of the Arkansas Energy Education Foundation, and Bill Hanna of Hanna Oil & Gas in Fort Smith has been elected secretary.

Searcy Energy Lender Southeast Capital Quietly on the Rise

by Kyle Massey 4/10/2017 12:00 am

Jay Barber has quietly built a national business as an energy banker in Searcy, but he's not completely hush-hush.

John Kind Advances at Center for Toxicology (Movers & Shakers)

by Arkansas Business Staff 4/10/2017 12:00 am

John Kind has been promoted to principal toxicologist at the Center for Toxicology & Environmental Health LLC in North Little Rock.

Controller Retires, Murphy Oil Names Successor

by Kyle Massey 4/7/2017 01:15 pm

Murphy Oil Corp., the oil and gas exploration and production giant based in El Dorado, has announced the coming retirement of its controller, and has named his replacement.

Renewable Energy Crowd Hears a Power Grid Visionary

by Kyle Massey 4/5/2017 09:49 am

A complex problem like electric grid modernization comes down to creating "the sharing utility," expert Karl R. Rabago tells members of the Arkansas Advanced Energy Foundation.

Shifting Labor Rules Keep Arkansas Attorneys Busy

by Mark Friedman 4/3/2017 12:00 am

Arkansas labor and employment attorneys are keeping an eye on challenges to the U.S. Department of Labor's overtime rules as well as a bill that would amend the Minimum Wage Act in Arkansas.

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