Energy Archive

Tenaris Hickman Lays off 500 in Blytheville & Texas

by Associated Press 1/12/2015 08:21 am

A steel company that caters to the energy industry is laying off 500 employees at facilities in Conroe, Texas, and at Blytheville.

J.D. Lowery Takes Lead for Community Development at Arkansas Electric Co-ops

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

J.D. Lowery of Maumelle has been named manager of community and economic development for the Electric Cooperatives of Arkansas. Lowery previously served as director of the Arkansas Energy Office.

Advanced Energy Jobs Number 25,000 (Steve Patterson Commentary)

by Steve Patterson 1/12/2015 12:00 am

The development of innovative technologies to help meet America's energy demands has allowed the emergence of an advanced energy sector that now accounts for the employment of more than 25,000 Arkansans, according to a new study released by the Arkansas Advanced Energy Foundation.

Holiday Inn Express Attracts $4.2M Sale (Real Deals)

by George Waldon 1/12/2015 12:00 am

A 138-room hotel in east Little Rock tipped the scales at $4.2 million. A 44-unit apartment project in southwest Little Rock weighed in at $1.65 million. And a 37,000-SF grocery store project is in motion in Sherwood after a $944,000 land deal.

Transportation Companies in Arkansas Put Focus on Drivers' Health Into Maximum Overdrive

by Marty Cook 1/12/2015 12:00 am

A recent study by the National Institute for Occupational Safety & Health revealed that long-haul drivers are twice as likely to smoke or be obese as the average working adult. Drivers also were more likely to have risk factors that could lead to chronic diseases.

Asa Hutchinson Announces 4 Appointments to Boards, Commissions

by Arkansas Business Staff 1/9/2015 10:35 am

Gov.-elect Asa Hutchinson has announced four appointments to various state boards and commissions.

Gov.-elect Hutchinson Appoints 2 From El Dorado to State Commissions

by Associated Press 1/9/2015 07:36 am

Gov.-elect Asa Hutchinson has appointed two El Dorado men to separate state commissions.

Senate Panel Approves Keystone Bill Despite Veto Threat

by Associated Press 1/8/2015 11:35 am

A bill to approve the Keystone XL oil pipeline cleared a key Senate committee Thursday, setting up a floor debate next week as Majority Leader Mitch McConnell called on President Barack Obama to rescind his veto threat.

J.D. Lowery Named Electric Cooperatives Manager of Community, Economic Development

by Arkansas Business Staff 1/7/2015 09:31 am

The Electric Cooperatives of Arkansas have named J.D. Lowery as manager of community and economic development.

The 2014 Executive Q&A Issue

by Arkansas Business Staff 1/5/2015 12:00 am

We asked Arkansas' business giants to weigh in on challenge and success throughout 2014. Here's what they had to say.

Incoming Senate Chairman: Gas Tax Increase on Table

by Associated Press 1/4/2015 03:03 pm

The incoming chairman of the Senate Commerce, Science and Transportation Committee says raising the federal fuel taxes is among the options under consideration to replenish the dwindling Highway Trust Fund.

Report Shows Improved Midwest Economic Outlook

by Associated Press 1/2/2015 08:52 am

Falling grain and fuel prices have hurt businesses tied to those industries, but have helped consumers open their pocketbooks, leading to an improved economic outlook for nine Midwestern and Plains states, according to a monthly report released Friday.

Mayflower-Vilonia Tornado is Top AP Story of 2014

by Associated Press 1/1/2015 09:39 pm

Arkansas' worst natural disaster of 2014 has been selected by Associated Press members as the state's top news story of the year, edging out the Republican dominance in the midterm elections and court decisions that opened the door to marriages between same-sex couples.

Amy Fecher to Head Rural Services; Lawrence Bengal, John Felts to Stay at Oil & Gas Commission, Parole Board

by Arkansas Business Staff 12/31/2014 02:03 pm

Gov.-elect Asa Hutchinson has named Amy Fecher as director of the Department of Rural Services, and has also announced the retainment of Lawrence Bengal as director of the Oil & Gas Commission, and John Felts as chairman of the Arkansas Parole Board.

No Daily Report, Morning Roundup on Thursday

by Arkansas Business Staff 12/31/2014 11:20 am

Arkansas Business will not send the Daily Report and Morning Roundup on Thursday in recognition of the New Year's holiday.

SWEPCO Withdraws Plans for $116M Power Line

by Associated Press 12/30/2014 07:16 pm

Southwestern Electric Power Co. says it is withdrawing its application to build a 50-mile-long, high-voltage power line through northwest Arkansas.

Notable Deaths in 2014

by Arkansas Business Staff 12/30/2014 07:13 pm

William H. Bowen, Bob Lamb and Jeff Baskin were among a number of notable business leaders and professionals who died in 2014.

Tunnels, Dennis Smiley, John Rogers, Wal-Mart Kept Readers Checking Online

by Lance Turner 12/30/2014 07:13 pm

A tour of the hidden underground tunnels of Hot Springs was the most-read story on ArkansasBusiness.com in 2014.

The Top 10 Business Stories of 2014

by Arkansas Business Staff 12/30/2014 07:12 pm

Politics, white-collar crime, banking acquisitions, Turner Grain and more. Arkansas Business recaps the top 10 stories from the year that was 2014.

Best Quotes of 2014

by Arkansas Business Staff 12/30/2014 11:15 am

They said it: The best quotes of the year.