Energy Archive

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.

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.

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.

Dassault Breaks Ground on $60M Hangar Dedicated to New Models

by Mark Carter 9/2/2014 10:17 am

Dassault Falcon Jet breaks ground on a $60 million expansion at its Little Rock completion facility.

Trinity Renewed: Keller Links Health of Episcopal Church to Community

by Jan Cottingham 8/25/2014 12:00 am

When he took office six months ago, the Rev. Christoph Keller III told Little Rock developer Rett Tucker, a longtime church member who helped recruit Keller, that he intended to be an “energetic interim.” To that end, Keller has launched an effort to reinvigorate the cathedral, which will mark the 130th anniversary of its downtown founding on Oct. 30.

$50M Revitalization Plan Aims To Turn El Dorado into Cultural Mecca

by Michelle Corbet 8/25/2014 12:00 am

With a declining population and an unstable job market, the city of El Dorado is investing in quality of life in an effort to boost its economy.

Ozone Standard Threatens Arkansas (Feedback)

by Charles M. Miller 8/25/2014 12:00 am

How does the government expect the companies we advise to comply with a regulation when the agency pushing the rule sees no path toward meeting its standard?

Lou Ann Nisbett On What Attracts Industry to Pine Bluff

by Arkansas Business Staff 8/25/2014 12:00 am

Lou Ann Nisbett is the president and CEO of the Economic Development Alliance for Jefferson County.

In Memphis, TVA Will Replace Coal with Natural Gas

by Lance Turner 8/21/2014 03:12 pm

The Tennessee Valley Authority voted Thursday to replace its Allen Fossil Plant in Memphis with a natural gas plant, a move aimed at improving air quality conditions in the area.

Company Plans $900M, 440-Mile Crude Oil Pipeline Across Arkansas

by Lance Turner 8/21/2014 01:34 pm

Plains All American Pipeline L.P. says it will build a 440-mile crude oil pipeline to connect its Plains Cushing, Okla. terminal to the Valero Memphis Refinery.

Highland Pellets to Build $130M Plant in Pine Bluff

by Arkansas Business Staff 8/20/2014 09:26 am

Highland Pellets LLC said Wednesday that it will build a 500,000 metric ton per year wood pellet facility in Pine Bluff.

Last Chance to Nominate Candidates for Arkansas Business' 20 in Their 20s List

by Arkansas Business Staff 8/19/2014 11:42 am

Nominations are being accepted for the list of the state's most influential young professionals, "The New Influentials: 20 in Their 20s."

Public Company Board Service Can Mean Lots of Work and Risk

by Gwen Moritz 8/18/2014 12:00 am

This week we list all directors of 19 publicly traded companies headquartered in Arkansas and the compensation they received for service on the boards in the most recent fiscal year. It's work that's “a whole lot harder” than it used to be.

Report Finds Illegal Use of Diesel in Fracking; Companies Point to Changing Definitions

by Michelle Corbet 8/14/2014 03:32 pm

The Environmental Integrity Project says some oil and gas companies have continued the illegal injection of diesel fuel during hydraulic fracturing, including Southwestern Energy and ExxonMobil subsidiaries in the Fayetteville Shale.

Delta Plastics: H20 Initiative Will Cut Water Use by 20 Percent in Delta Region

by Lee Hogan 8/14/2014 12:50 pm

The world's leading manufacturer of irrigation polytube, along with several agriculture leaders in the region, have lofty goals to reduce irrigation water use in the Delta region by 2020.

Architect Ron Shelby on Moving the Frank Lloyd Wright House to Arkansas

by Arkansas Business Staff 8/11/2014 12:00 am

Hight-Jackson and CEO Ron Shelby were chosen to oversee the reassembly of the Bachman Wilson House, designed by architect Frank Lloyd Wright and moved from its previous home in New Jersey, on the grounds of Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art in Bentonville.

Union Power Partners Files for Chapter 11 Reorganization

by Mark Friedman 8/6/2014 11:07 am

The Entegra Power Group LLC of Tampa, Florida, and several of its subsidiaries, including Union Power Partners L.P., of El Dorado, files for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection.

Nominate Now for Arkansas Business' CFO of the Year Awards

by Arkansas Business Staff 8/5/2014 11:28 am

Arkansas Business is searching for the state's most outstanding chief financial officers for its sixth "CFO of the Year" awards. You can nominate CFOs here.

Southwestern Energy Says Fayetteville Shale Outpaces Expectations

by Michelle Corbet 8/5/2014 10:50 am

Southwestern Energy of Houston says its natural gas wells in central Arkansas' Fayetteville Shale Play and the Northeast United States' Marcellus Shale have continued to outpace expectations in the second quarter.

New Algorithm Finds Production Potential for Shale Plays

by Michelle Corbet 8/4/2014 03:18 pm

A pair of oil industry consultants have devised an algorithm that provides new estimates on shale gas play production potential based on Estimated Ultimate Recovery (EUR), the approximate quantity of oil or gas that can potentially be recovered from a well or reserve.