Energy Archive

In Personal Use of Company Jets, Tyson Soars

by Mark Friedman 3/26/2018 12:00 am

Arkansas Business reviewed proxy documents from 17 publicly traded companies based in Arkansas to report on those that offer executives the perk of using the company jet for personal trips.

Firm's Goal: Keeping Birds Out Of Engines, Flyers Out of Peril

by Kyle Massey 3/26/2018 12:00 am

“Sully” might have never become America's best-known pilot, let alone a Tom Hanks movie hero, if the Airbus he flew in January 2009 had been equipped with an engine shield like the one a Pine Bluff company is developing now.

Plan Now for a 'Black Sky Event' (David Maxwell Commentary)

by David Maxwell 3/26/2018 12:00 am

The causes that would trigger a black sky event take the response and restoration to a new level. In a longer electrical outage, the cascading effects magnify.

Reform Occupational Licensing Rules (David Mitchell & Thomas Snyder Commentary)

by David Mitchell and Thomas Snyder 3/26/2018 12:00 am

Occupational licensing is a harsh regulation because it makes employment an illegal act without the state's permission.

DOE Drops Its Deal With Clean Line; Wind Project Won't Cross Arkansas

by Kyle Massey 3/23/2018 02:31 pm

Two months after planners gave up hopes of crossing Arkansas with a $2.5 billion wind-energy transmission line as doomed, the U.S. Department of Energy hammered a nail in the project's coffin Friday by ending its participation in the Plains & Eastern Clean Line.

Arkansas' February Unemployment Rises to 3.8 Percent

by Arkansas Business Staff 3/23/2018 10:14 am

The state Department of Workforce Services said Friday that Arkansas' civilian labor force declined by 1,794 from January, a result of 17 more Arkansans being unemployed and 1,811 dropping from the workforce.

Ace Glass Invests Nearly $4M In New Facility

by Sarah Campbell-Miller 3/21/2018 12:44 pm

A major renovation that includes a 2-acre, 140-kilowatt solar array is underway at 3101 Dugan St. in Little Rock, which will become the new home of Ace Glass Construction Corp. in a matter of weeks.

Solar Plant Planned in Crossett Will Provide Power to AECC

by Kyle Massey 3/21/2018 11:59 am

Continuing a wave of investment in solar power by the state's electric cooperatives, Arkansas Electric Cooperative Corp. has agreed to buy solar electricity from an 800-acre generation facility to be built near Crossett.

With Solar Power Ruling Near, Law's Sponsor Backs Utilities

by Kyle Massey 3/20/2018 09:17 am

As regulators weigh arguments on how utility customers should pay for self-generated electricity, the lawmaker who helped initiate the process clarifies which side he's on: the utilities.

What's Hot? Solar Energy Land Leases (Mike Childers Commentary)

by Mike Childers 3/19/2018 12:00 am

Solar leasing deals offered to Arkansas landowners sound great, but few are familiar with the unanticipated impact they can have.

Pay for Murphy USA CEO Andrew Clyde Slips to $5.8M

by Kyle Massey 3/16/2018 10:34 am

Even as a big fourth-quarter pushed Murphy USA's full-year profits to $245 million in 2017, CEO Andrew Clyde settled for a little smaller payday last year.

Leveraging the Weather (Craig Douglass On Consumers)

by Craig Douglass 3/12/2018 12:00 am

Daily or routine habits are disrupted by foul weather and foul moods. These atmospheric disturbances also have a direct impact on consumer behavior. And behavior begets spending.

Mike Sebren Joins Intertek-PSI (Movers & Shakers)

by Arkansas Business Staff 3/12/2018 12:00 am

Mike Sebren has been hired as senior project manager for Intertek-PSI in Little Rock.

Energy Security Partners CEO: Vision of Pine Bluff GTL Plant Alive

by Kyle Massey 3/5/2018 12:00 am

Roger Williams' vision to put a $3.7 billion gas-to-liquid fuel plant in Jefferson County has him arguing in two directions: convincing some people that the largest economic development project in state history can realistically happen, and explaining to others why it's not happening quicker.

Delta Still Waits for I-69 'Game Changer'

by Marty Cook 3/5/2018 12:00 am

Delta boosters envision the construction of a 23-mile stretch of Interstate 69 opening up the fertile but economically depressed region to more business development.

Storage World Attracts $2.8M Transaction (Real Deals)

by George Waldon 3/5/2018 12:00 am

The 675-unit mini-storage project in west Little Rock was purchased by Modern SW LLC, led by Keith Richardson.

Energy Notes: Entergy Plans Demolition of Power Plant Near Stamps

by Kyle Massey 3/1/2018 08:48 am

Entergy finds a firm to help it take down the Harvey Couch Power Plant, and Mel Coleman, CEO of North Arkansas Electric Cooperative in Mountain Home, gets a key award.

Entergy Arkansas Files Plan to Pass Tax Cut Benefits to Customers

by Arkansas Business Staff 2/28/2018 11:36 am

Entergy Arkansas Inc. files a plan to pass along to customers $466 million in benefits from the federal tax cut Congress approved last year.

Murphy Oil Names David Looney as CFO, Succeeding Eckart

by Kyle Massey 2/26/2018 08:47 am

Murphy Oil Corp. of El Dorado has named David R. Looney as its new chief financial officer and executive vice president, succeeding John Eckart, who announced his retirement two weeks ago.

University of Arkansas Team Studies 'Alien' Carlsbad Cave

by Marty Cook 2/26/2018 12:00 am

A team of University of Arkansas researchers have digitally mapped and reported on the dimensions, history and condition of New Mexico's Carlsbad Cavern, one of the country's best-known caves.