Energy Archive

Hunt Brothers Rules Rural Pizza Market from Gas Stations

by Associated Press 3/19/2015 12:24 pm

If you're looking for pizza along the Andersonville Highway between the Museum of Appalachia and a mountain lake created by the Tennessee Valley Authority, your best bet may be the same place where you buy your bait and fill up your car.

Arkansas Unemployment Rate Falls to 5.6 Percent in January

by Arkansas Business Staff 3/17/2015 10:17 am

The state's unemployment rate fell to 5.6 percent to January from December, and is a full percentage point below what it was the same time last year.

Southwestern Energy Subsidiary Asks for Hold on Royalties Lawsuits

by Arkansas Business Staff 3/16/2015 12:00 am

An attorney for Southwestern Energy Co. subsidiary Seeco Inc. is asking the Arkansas Supreme Court to put a hold on a class-action lawsuit in Conway County pending an appeal.

Innovation Hub Will Host Maker Faire Event in Argenta on May 2

by Mark Carter 3/12/2015 08:00 am

The event will run in conjuction with the fourth-annual Argenta Arts Festival and will take place on about three acres of property surrounding the Hub at Poplar and Broadway in downtown North Little Rock.

Arkansas House Panel Rejects Bill to Reduce Light Pollution

by Associated Press 3/11/2015 12:54 pm

Republican Rep. Stephen Meeks says his bill would save tax dollars and protect the environment. The 13-page bill would require city and county governments to use energy efficient lighting when replacing fixtures and attempt to reduce glare from billboards and onto private property.

Arkansas Man Takes Plea Deal in Power Grid Attacks

by Associated Press 3/11/2015 07:47 am

An Arkansas man has pleaded guilty in a series of attacks on a power grid in the central part of the state.

Arkansas Granted Right to Intervene in EPA Lawsuit

by Associated Press 3/10/2015 07:30 am

Arkansas Attorney General Leslie Rutledge says the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia is allowing the state to join a lawsuit challenging a federal proposal aimed at cutting pollution from power plants.

AEDC Wants Seed Money Back from Oxane Materials

by Arkansas Business Staff 3/9/2015 12:00 am

AEDC has filed a complaint against Oxane Materials of Houston, Texas, seeking to recoup money given to the company in hopes of creating jobs in Van Buren.

Arkansas Blue Cross Blue Shield Promotes Two (Movers & Shakers)

by Arkansas Business Staff 3/9/2015 12:00 am

Dan Stevens has been named director of provider network operations with Arkansas Blue Cross & Blue Shield in Little Rock and Joy Evans has been named director of internal operations training.

Gander Mountain Draws $7.2 Million Transaction (Real Deals)

by George Waldon 3/9/2015 12:00 am

The sale of a 123,872-SF store in Sherwood tipped the scales at $7.2 million. A 25,000-SF office-warehouse facility in North Little Rock weighed in at $2.19 million. And the location for a convenience store development in west Little Rock was assembled in two deals totaling $2.1 million.

BlueInGreen Announces North American Sales Expansion

by Arkansas Business Staff 3/6/2015 11:34 am

Water treatment startup BlueInGreen of Fayetteville is expanding its North American sales presence with partnerships that will help make its products more readily available in Atlantic Canada, Texas and Virginia.

Employers Add 295K Jobs; Jobless Rate at 5.5 Percent in February

by Associated Press 3/6/2015 07:40 am

U.S. employers extended a healthy streak of hiring in February by adding 295,000 jobs, the 12th straight monthly gain above 200,000.

Applications for US Jobless Aid Inch Up to a 10-Month High

by Associated Press 3/5/2015 10:43 am

The number of people seeking unemployment benefits rose last week to the highest level since May, though the pace of applications remains at a level consistent with steady hiring.

Nine Billionaires with Arkansas Ties Make Forbes 500 List

by Mark Carter 3/2/2015 10:33 am

Nine billionaires with Arkansas ties find themselves on the most recent Forbes 500 list of the world's richest people, released this week.

February Report: Economic Growth Likely in Midwest, Plains

by Associated Press 3/2/2015 07:18 am

A new report suggests economic growth is ahead for nine Midwestern and Plains states.

Cameron Smith, Karen Fetzer Named Top Executives at Arkansas Business of the Year Awards

by Arkansas Business Staff 2/27/2015 05:14 am

Cameron Smith of Cameron Smith Associates of Rogers and Karen Fetzer of the Rotary Club of Little Rock won executive of the year awards at Thursday's 27th annual Arkansas Business of the Year Awards at the Statehouse Convention Center in Little Rock.

Meet the Finalists of the 27th Annual Arkansas Business of the Year Awards

by Arkansas Business Staff 2/26/2015 11:37 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. Readers make nominations and an independent panel of judges selects the winners.

UA Engineer Receives $500k for Wireless Sensor Networks Research

by Arkansas Business Staff 2/24/2015 10:40 am

University of Arkansas engineer Jing Yang has received a $500,000 federal grant to further develop sensing and transmission systems for energy-harvesting, wireless sensor networks, the university said Tuesday.

Mel Coleman of North Arkansas Electric Cooperative Elected President of National Group

by Arkansas Business Staff 2/23/2015 09:37 am

Mel Coleman, CEO of North Arkansas Electric Cooperative in Salem, has been elected president of the National Rural Electric Cooperative Association board of directors, the organization announced Monday.

About That Gasoline Savings ... (Feedback)

by Joe O'Brien 2/23/2015 12:00 am

The consumer's decision to spend 70 percent of his gas savings dividend doesn't seem to take into account political machinations in global energy intervening in market forces.