Energy Archive

International Energy Agency Says Oil Supply Will Slowly Tighten

by Associated Press 3/6/2017 12:38 pm

An international group representing oil-importing countries warns that the global supply of oil could fall short of demand after 2020 and push prices higher.

US Services Firms Expand at Fastest Pace Since October 2015

by Associated Press 3/3/2017 10:42 am

U.S. services companies expanded in February at the fastest pace since October 2015.

Ouachita Electric, Today's Power Partner to Build Solar Array in South Arkansas

by Arkansas Business Staff 2/27/2017 02:35 pm

Ouachita Electric Cooperative of Camden announced on Monday that it has reached an agreement with Today's Power Inc., a wholly owned subsidiary of Little Rock-based Arkansas Electric Cooperatives Inc., to provide a one-megawatt solar array for the cooperative.

MAHG Architect Travis Bartlett at Home with Sustainable Design

by Arkansas Business Staff 2/27/2017 12:00 am

Since joining MAHG Architecture in 1996, Travis R. Bartlett has been responsible for the design of civic, health care, commercial, residential and higher education projects.

Biggest Deals in Arkansas Rise 11 Percent in 2016

by Jan Cottingham 2/20/2017 12:00 am

Both the value and the volume of mergers and acquisitions in Arkansas rose last year, with the value increasing 11 percent to $9.8 billion and the volume rising 10 percent to 92.

Asa Hutchinson Makes Appointments to Boards, Commissions

by Arkansas Business Staff 2/15/2017 09:15 am

Gov. Asa Hutchinson on announces appointments to boards and commissions.

Southwest Power Pool Sets Wind Energy Record

by Kyle Massey 2/13/2017 04:41 pm

At 4:30 a.m., SPP became the first regional transmission organization in North America to became the first regional transmission organization in North America to provide more than 50 percent of its power load from wind energy.

Arkansas Business Recognizes Finalists of 29th Annual Business of the Year Awards

by Arkansas Business Staff 2/13/2017 12:00 am

Since 1988, Arkansas Business has honored the state's top executives, small businesses and nonprofits with the annual Arkansas Business of the Year Awards.

Arkansas Nonprofit News Network Aiming for Impact

by Kyle Massey 2/13/2017 12:00 am

In an era when “fake news” is a rallying cry and the Trump administration is attacking the press as a “failing” opposition party, Lindsay Millar has launched the Arkansas Nonprofit News Network as a “nonpartisan news project dedicated to producing journalism that matters to Arkansans.”

Quality Pre-K Important for Workforce, Military (Hugh McDonald and Maj. Gen. William D. Wofford Commentary)

by Hugh McDonald and Maj. Gen. William D. Wofford 2/13/2017 12:00 am

As the former president and CEO of Entergy Arkansas and as the former adjutant general of the Arkansas National Guard, we know from personal experience that one of the keys to success in business and in the military is the ability to look over the horizon and anticipate future challenges and opportunities.

Since Winning Arkansas Business of the Year, Kimbel CEO Brad Smith Seeks Value Every Day

by Arkansas Business Staff 2/13/2017 12:00 am

Brad Smith, the owner and CEO of Kimbel Mechanical Systems of Springdale, a 2016 Arkansas Business of the Year, discusses growth and its pains.

Entergy's Latest Tech Effort: $215M in Smart Meters

by Kyle Massey 2/6/2017 12:00 am

Entergy Arkansas is the latest utility in the state to embrace smart-grid technology, committing $215 million to install smart meters and corresponding equipment for its 727,000 customers by 2021.

Three Earn LEED Accreditation at Clark Contractors (Movers & Shakers)

by Arkansas Business Staff 2/6/2017 12:00 am

Melanie Blacklock, Stephen Lane and Michael McGrew of Clark Contractors in Little Rock have been certified as LEED-accredited professionals by the U.S. Green Building Council.

Murphy Reports Rough 4Q, but Improved Yearly Profit

by Kyle Massey 2/1/2017 04:34 pm

Murphy USA Inc. of El Dorado reports challenging fourth-quarter numbers but an improved full-year profit of $221.5 million, or $5.59 per diluted share, compared with $176.3 million, or $4.02 per share, in 2015.

Unemployment in Arkansas MSAs Down From 2015

by Todd Traub 2/1/2017 09:58 am

December unemployment was down in Arkansas from a year ago, according to Bureau of Labor Department figures released Wednesday.

Fake Will Scheme Puts Camden Real Estate Agent in Hot Water

by Mark Friedman 1/30/2017 12:00 am

A Camden real estate agent stands accused of pushing her teenage daughter into the arms of a survivor of the Deepwater Horizon explosion, and then, after he died in a car accident, faking his will to leave his nearly $2 million estate to the daughter.

Attorney Kandi Hughes Joins Southwest Power Pool (Movers & Shakers)

by Arkansas Business Staff 1/30/2017 12:00 am

Kandi Hughes has been hired as an attorney at Southwest Power Pool of Little Rock in the company's corporate legal department.

Murphy Oil Reports $276M Loss for 2016

by Kyle Massey 1/25/2017 05:19 pm

The El Dorado oil giant had a fourth-quarter loss of $64 million but touts cost-cutting and production achievements.

Arkansas Unemployment Rate Falls to 3.9 Percent

by Arkansas Business Staff 1/20/2017 09:23 am

Arkansas' unemployment rate fell to 3.9 percent in December, down from 4 percent in November and 4.7 percent in December 2015.

CTEH Adds California Office

by Gwen Moritz 1/18/2017 10:14 am

The Center for Toxicology & Environmental Health LLC, which is based in North Little Rock, has added an office in southern California to its growing network.

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