Energy Archive

Cheaper Gas Lowers US Retail Sales; Spending Up Elsewhere

by Associated Press 2/12/2015 07:44 am

U.S. retail sales fell sharply last month as gas prices plummeted and auto sales slowed. But excluding those volatile categories, Americans stepped up their spending a bit.

Edmond Waters Named Commissioner of the Arkansas Securities Department

by Arkansas Business Staff 2/10/2015 04:04 pm

Gov. Asa Hutchinson names Edmond Waters as commissioner of the Arkansas Securities Department. He also appointed leaders for the Arkansas Department of Environmental Quality and the Arkansas Department of Veterans Affairs.

AAEA Hosting Advanced Energy Day at Legislature Tuesday

by Arkansas Business Staff 2/9/2015 10:32 am

The Arkansas Advanced Energy Association will host its second Advanced Energy Day at the Legislature on Tuesday. The event is open to the public and will feature advanced energy and technology exhibits in the Capitol Rotunda throughout the day plus a policy luncheon.

Title Granted to Magellan on Slim Piece of Pulaski Property

by Arkansas Business Staff 2/9/2015 12:00 am

Pulaski County Circuit Judge Alice Gray has signed an order of possession for a 0.17-acre piece of land in North Little Rock that was the subject of an eminent domain filing.

AECC to Build 12-Megawatt Solar Field in East Camden

by Sean Beherec 2/6/2015 11:39 am

Arkansas Electric Cooperative Corp. on Friday announced it would bring a 12-megawatt solar field to East Camden.

Senate Approves Shielding Ratepayer Info from Disclosure

by Associated Press 2/5/2015 07:17 am

The Arkansas Senate voted Thursday to shield information about customers of publicly owned utilities from release, months after the state Supreme Court said the records weren't exempt from the open records law.

Murphy USA Earnings Jump in 4Q

by Sean Beherec 2/4/2015 05:17 pm

Murphy USA Inc. of El Dorado reported income from continuing operations of $98.3 million in 4Q on revenue of $3.61 billion.

Arkansas Senate Approves Shielding Ratepayer Info from Disclosure

by Associated Press 2/4/2015 03:31 pm

The Arkansas Senate has voted to shield publicly owned utility ratepayer information from release, months after the state Supreme Court said the records weren't exempt from the open records law.

Blaylock Threet Engineers Merges with Harbor Environmental

by Arkansas Business Staff 2/3/2015 02:10 pm

Harbor Environmental and Safety of Little Rock has absorbed Blaylock Threet Engineers, the company announced Tuesday.

Arkansas Electric Cooperatives Launches Today's Power Inc.

by Arkansas Business Staff 2/2/2015 10:16 am

TPI has an exclusive distribution agreement to promote and sell tenKsolar products in Arkansas, Tennessee, Mississippi, Louisiana, Oklahoma and Missouri.

Public Meetings Scheduled for Plains & Eastern Clean Line

by Arkansas Business Staff 2/2/2015 09:45 am

The U.S. Department of Energy has scheduled a series of public meetings including six in Arkansas as part of an independent review of the proposed Plains & Eastern Clean Line.

UA Fay Jones School of Architecture Dean Peter MacKeith on the Context of Design

by Arkansas Business Staff 2/2/2015 12:00 am

Peter MacKeith, 55, became dean of the Jones School of Architecture on July 1, 2014. Before coming to Arkansas, MacKeith was a professor and assistant dean at Washington University in St. Louis. MacKeith spent nearly a decade as director of the Master of Architecture-International Program at what is now known as Aalto University in Finland.

Entergy Arkansas Elevates Three to Economic Development Team (Movers & Shakers)

by Arkansas Business Staff 2/2/2015 12:00 am

Clarissa McWherter, Chris Murphy and Russell Harris have joined Entergy Arkansas in Little Rock as members of the economic development team.

Fort Smith Confronts $480 Million Sewer Bill

by Marty Cook 2/2/2015 12:00 am

Since the federal government said Fort Smith's Clean Water Act violations since 2004 resulted in the discharge of more than 119 million gallons of untreated sewage into waterways, including the Arkansas River, the city has agreed to pay a $300,000 fine and spend $400,000 to help repair private sewer lines in low-income neighborhoods.

Seeing Green in LEDs: Technology, Efficiency Driving Increased Sales of Lights

by Sean Beherec 2/2/2015 12:00 am

Colorful lights on the Union Plaza Building or the Arkansas River bridges in downtown Little Rock are the latest installations in a series of energy efficiency projects that allow businesses to cash in by making short-term investments in lighting.

Kathy Deck: 2015 To Be A Transformative Year for Arkansas Economy

by Marty Cook 1/30/2015 04:41 pm

Arkansas' economy is clawing back to its pre-recession level, and Kathy Deck believes 2015 will be a year of transition.

Asa Hutchinson Makes Board, Commission Appointments

by Arkansas Business Staff 1/30/2015 03:18 pm

Gov. Asa Hutchinson on Friday announced the following appointments.

Murphy Oil Net Income Skyrockets in 4Q

by Sean Beherec 1/28/2015 04:06 pm

The El Dorado company reported net income of $375.2 million in the fourth quarter, but even better results — $442 million — from continuing operations.

Report: State Jobless Rate Down to 5.7 Percent

by Mark Carter 1/27/2015 09:35 am

Arkansas' unemployment rate fell to 5.7 percent in December, dropping two-tenths of a percentage point from November, according to a report from the state Department of Workforce Services.

Spatial Office Transaction Tops $1.6 Million Mark (Real Deals)

by Arkansas Business Staff 1/26/2015 12:00 am

A 14,000-SF office project in west Little Rock tipped the scales at $1.65 million. A 6,164-SF medical office building in North Little Rock drew a $1.04 million foreclosure sale. And a 125,522-SF industrial facility in southwest Little Rock sold for $850,000.