Energy Archive

Christmas by the Numbers

by Arkansas Business Staff 12/19/2016 12:00 am

Holiday figures for the shopping season show slight bumps over last year.

Four Nursing Homes Add Up to $29M Sale (Real Deals)

by George Waldon 12/19/2016 12:00 am

Affiliates of Kotel Management of Wood-Ridge, New Jersey, bought four Little Rock-area nursing home properties from affiliates of AdCare Property Holdings LLC of Atlanta.

Solfuels Buys Plant In Helena-West Helena, Will Bring 15 Jobs

by Arkansas Business Staff 12/16/2016 03:43 pm

Solfuels USA LLC acquires a 40-million-gallon biodiesel plant in Helena and will create up to 15 new jobs there.

AECC Acquires Access to More Wind Energy

by Arkansas Business Staff 12/16/2016 12:52 pm

The Arkansas Electric Cooperative Corporation announced Friday that it has acquired access to 173 megawatts of additional wind capacity from the Drift Sand Wind and the Chisholm View II projects in Oklahoma that began commercial operations this month.

Born in Wartime, Southwest Power Pool Marks 75 Years

by Kyle Massey 12/16/2016 12:00 pm

The Southwest Power Pool, a wartime baby that had growing pains through the atomic age and matured into one of the nation's largest coordinators of the electric grid, turned 75 years old today.

Strong Stocks Lift Fortunes on Arkansas Wealthiest Stockholders List

by Gwen Moritz 12/12/2016 12:00 am

The top stockholders, as always, are the heirs of Wal-Mart Stores Inc. founder Sam Walton. Their disclosed stock in the Bentonville retailer was valued at $112.7 billion as of Dec. 2.

15 Years After Enron (Gwen Moritz Editor's Note)

by Gwen Moritz 12/12/2016 12:00 am

The timeliest takeaway from Enron, however, is probably this: Government regulations don't spring out of the minds of bored bureaucrats. They are invariably a response to bad behavior.

Clearbrook Project Draws $1.4 Million Transaction (Real Deals)

by George Waldon 12/12/2016 12:00 am

The 52-unit apartment complex in Little Rock was sold to an affiliate of Trinity Multifamily of Fort Smith.

Clean Harbors Opens $120M Expansion, Will Add 120 Jobs

by Sarah Campbell 12/7/2016 10:21 am

Clean Harbors unveils a $120 million expansion of its El Dorado facility, which it said will create 120 full-time jobs.

Murphy Oil Adds Keller to Board, Elevates 2 EVPs

by Kyle Massey 12/6/2016 04:25 pm

Murphy Oil Corp. of El Dorado says Elisabeth W. Keller has been elected to its board of directors, and that Eugene T. Coleman and Michael K. McFadyen have been made executive vice presidents.

UCA Gets $300K to Support Student Research

by Arkansas Business Staff 12/6/2016 11:32 am

The University of Central Arkansas in Conway gets $300,000 from Southwestern Energy Company to support undergraduate and graduate student research through a new endowed fund that bears the utility's name.

Murphy Oil Subsidiary to Get 30 Percent Stake in Mexico Oil Venture

by Kyle Massey 12/6/2016 09:17 am

Murphy Oil Corp. of El Dorado expects its Mexican subsidiary, Murphy Sur, to be awarded a 30 percent stake in a joint deepwater oil exploration venture in the Gulf of Mexico.

PACE Financing Allows Aldersgate Apartments To Put Costs on Tax Bill

by Kyle Massey 12/5/2016 12:00 am

Pulaski County has given green building projects a lucrative green light, and developers of a west Little Rock apartment project have hit the accelerator.

PACE Expands Improvement District Model

by Kyle Massey 12/5/2016 12:00 am

The Preserve at Aldersgate in Little Rock will be the first major Arkansas project taking advantage of Property Assessed Clean Energy financing.

MISO Hires Public Service Commissioner Lamar Davis

by Arkansas Business Staff 11/28/2016 11:32 am

MISO of Carmel, Indiana, announced Monday that Lamar Davis, former commissioner of the Arkansas Public Service Commission, has been named executive director of government and regulatory affairs for its south region.

Harding Professor Phil Brown's 4 Ways Arkansas Companies Can Keep Accounting Recruits

by Arkansas Business Staff 11/28/2016 12:00 am

Phil Brown is a professor and co-chair of the Harding University Accounting & Finance Department at Searcy.

Chapel Ridge Apartments Sold in $8 Million Deal

by Arkansas Business Staff 11/21/2016 12:00 am

Two Little Rock apartment complexes, a water plant in southeast Pulaski County and two Little Rock homes provide this week's five-piece of big deals.

Million-Dollar Salaries Proliferate on Highest-Paid Nonprofit Employees List

by Gwen Moritz 11/21/2016 12:00 am

Of the 24 nonprofit employees whose total compensation — salary plus reported benefits — exceeded $1 million, 22 are employed in the health care field.

7 Companies Support Clean Line in Letter to Hutchinson

by Kyle Massey 11/16/2016 08:49 am

Corporations employing 4,000 Arkansans hope to get cheap renewable electricity from a controversial power line project.

General Cable Could Shut Down Before Clean Line Construction Begins

by Arkansas Business Staff 11/14/2016 12:00 am

Though Clean Line Partners has had a deal since 2011 to buy conductor cable for its planned statewide high line from the General Cable Corp. factory in Malvern, plans have been in the works for at least nine months to consolidate the facility with one in Texas.