Energy Archive

The Mind of an Entrepreneur (Mitch Bettis Publisher's Note)

by Mitch Bettis 10/13/2014 12:00 am

On Oct. 24, Arkansas Business, in partnership with the College of Business at the University of Arkansas at Little Rock, is hosting another Power Breakfast executive panel.

Fort Smith Awaits Word on Possible Federal Suit Over Sewer System

by Marty Cook 10/13/2014 12:00 am

The Fort Smith Board of Directors approved a resolution Oct. 7 to continue with the city's program to improve its sewer system.

Power Technology Hopes to Break into Movie Projection with Illumina

by Mark Carter 10/8/2014 08:22 am

Power Technology Inc. of Alexander is marketing a new laser-illuminated projection system for cinemas called Illumina, which the firm says could help change the movie projection business.

A Decade After Welcoming Wind, States Reconsider

by Associated Press 10/6/2014 01:02 pm

A decade ago, states offered wind-energy developers an open-armed embrace, envisioning a bright future for an industry that would offer cheap electricity, new jobs and steady income for large landowners, especially in rural areas with few other economic prospects.

SWEPCO Power Outages Called for Review in Louisiana

by Associated Press 10/6/2014 12:58 pm

Louisiana Public Service Commissioner Foster Campbell says he wants the utility regulator to study why so many Southwest Electric Power Co. customers lost electricity during a Thursday storm in northwest Louisiana.

Random Rants and Rates (Craig Douglass On Consumers)

by Craig Douglass 10/6/2014 12:00 am

You've seen the arrows in other columns. An “up” arrow for OK, a “down” arrow for not OK. Since these icons have been used elsewhere, I have long thought they were the province of others. No longer. There really is no good reason why I can't employ a similar device as an efficient way to comment on, and perhaps rant about, a number of random consumer-related influences. So, here goes.

Little Rock Hospitals Dominate List of Largest Medical Centers

by Mark Friedman 10/6/2014 12:00 am

Arkansas Business' list of the largest hospitals and medical centers was once again dominated by hospitals in Little Rock. UAMS Medical Center remained No. 1 on the list with net patient revenue of $648.7 million for its fiscal year that ended June 30.

Murphy Oil Sells 30 Percent of Malaysia Assets for $2B

by Associated Press 9/30/2014 11:36 am

Energy exploration and production company Murphy Oil said Tuesday it will sell some of its oil and gas assets in Malaysia for $2 billion. "We are excited to strengthen our partnership with Pertamina and look forward to working with them and our other partners in Malaysia," Murphy Oil's CEO said.

Empire Electric Granted 13.5 Percent Rate Increase for Arkansas Customers

by Associated Press 9/29/2014 02:26 pm

A Missouri-based electric company has announced that the Arkansas Public Service Commission has approved a 13.5 percent rate increase for its Arkansas customers.

'Jobs Now' Summit Examines Growing Skills Gap

by Mark Carter 9/24/2014 07:30 am

Ways to address a growing manufacturing skills gap was the focus of Tuesday's "Jobs Now: Arkansas Works When We Do" summit hosted by the Arkansas State Chamber of Commerce.

National Waterways Conference Set for Little Rock in 2015

by Arkansas Business Staff 9/23/2014 10:09 am

The National Waterways Conference will take place in Little Rock next year.

Arkansas Business Presents 2014's 'The New Influentials: 20 In Their 20s'

by Gwen Moritz 9/22/2014 12:00 am

Since 2009 Arkansas Business has sought out talented young leaders in our business and nonprofit community to introduce in a feature called The New Influentials: 20 in Their 20s.

Census Shows Details of 2013 New Housing

by Arkansas Business Staff 9/22/2014 12:00 am

Highlights of the U.S. Census Bureau's annual report of the 569,000 single-family homes completed in 2013.

Arkansas Business Honors 'Best Places to Work'

by Arkansas Business Staff 9/19/2014 11:07 am

Arkansas Business and the Best Companies Group on Wednesday honored 12 Arkansas companies with "Best Places to Work" awards, which recognize firms that have exceptional workplace environments.

Judge Dismisses Case on Hot Springs Water Issue

by Lance Turner 9/16/2014 09:18 am

A circuit judge says a measure that would have stopped Hot Springs from using DeGray Lake as a supplemental water source will not be on the November ballot.

Governor's Quality Awards Go to 28 Arkansas Organizations

by Arkansas Business Staff 9/16/2014 08:28 am

The 20th annual event was held at the Marriott Hotel in downtown Little Rock before an audience of more than 400 business and civic leaders. In addition to recognizing the winers, 16 past awards recipients were recognized.

AIPRO President Mark Thomas on Keeping Oil Numbers in the Black

by Arkansas Business Staff 9/15/2014 12:00 am

The mission of AIPRO is to represent the interests of oil and natural gas producers and royalty owners in Arkansas, while educating others about the benefits oil and gas bring to the state.

Fracking Techniques Deemed Corporate Secret

by George Waldon 9/15/2014 12:00 am

The refinements of directional drilling have enhanced shale plays with increased opportunities afforded by lateral boring.But when it comes to the below-ground magic of fracking, innovative techniques sometimes are buried in corporate secrecy.

Hanna Still Believes in Arkoma Basin's Future

by Marty Cook 9/15/2014 12:00 am

Hanna Oil & Gas Co. of Fort Smith has been drilling gas wells in the Arkoma Basin for two generations covering more than 50 years. President Bill Hanna, son of founder Jim Hanna, is confident the basin will be around and still producing for the next generation of Hannas. That has already started as Bill's oldest son, Griffin, started work in the field for the company after graduating with a finance degree from the University of Denver.

Regulators Cite Greater Shale Knowledge as Environmental Complaints Dwindle

by Jan Cottingham 9/15/2014 12:00 am

A decade of shale play development has seen a resolution of some of the early concerns, and two of the Arkansas regulators most involved in overseeing the gas industry in the play credit the growing “maturity” not just of the industry but of their own agencies and the public.