Energy Archive

Murphy Oil Corp. Lowers Quarterly Dividend to 25 Cents a Share

by Kyle Massey 8/3/2016 04:17 pm

The oil exploration and production giant, based in El Dorado, calls the dividend cut a "difficult but prudent" decision.

Murphy USA Reports $46M Profit in Strong 2Q

by Kyle Massey 8/3/2016 04:13 pm

The El Dorado-based company more than doubles its half-year profits from 2015, citing strong retail fuel results. CEO Andrew Clyde also cited "record merchandise margins" as the company continues to add stores.

Koontz Electric Celebrates Graduates

by Cimber Winfrey 8/1/2016 12:00 am

Koontz Electric Co. of Morrilton recently celebrated a graduating class of 12 apprentice electricians from the Arkansas Construction Education Foundation electrical apprenticeship program.

Play Your Own Game (Gwen Moritz Editor's Note)

by Gwen Moritz 8/1/2016 12:00 am

You need to play your own game. Don't let the decisions others are making be more than data points in the mix when making your own decisions, because they aren't working with the exact same factors.

Business Interest Sale Pushes Murphy Oil to 2Q Profit

by Kyle Massey 7/27/2016 04:56 pm

The El-Dorado based energy giant posted net income of nearly $3 million, or 2 cents per diluted share, attributed to the sale of its interest in Syncrude, an oil-sands producer in Canada, and Montney natural gas processing and pipeline assets, also in Canada.

Arkansas Energy Office to Host CNG Fueling Facility Safety Training

by Arkansas Business Staff 7/25/2016 12:56 pm

The Arkansas Clean Cities Coalition, a program of the AEDC - Energy Office will host a Compressed Natural Gas (CNG) fueling facility safety training Friday, August 12, from 8 a.m. until noon at Pulaski Technical College's Business and Industry Center, 3303 E. Roosevelt Road, Little Rock.

Arkansas Urban Forestry Council Elevates Two to Leadership Roles (Movers & Shakers)

by Arkansas Business Staff 7/25/2016 12:00 am

Danielle Shasteen of Bentonville and Daniel Hurst of Dumas have been re-elected to the board of directors of the Arkansas Urban Forestry Council for a second three-year term.

Pond Turnovers, Fish Kills an Inconvenient Possibility During Summer Season

by Will Hehemann, UAPB School of Agriculture 7/21/2016 12:37 pm

During the hot summer months, farm pond owners often face the frustrating prospect of losing some of their fish population to oxygen depletion in the water.

KUAR's Startup Arkansas Public Media Aims High

by Kyle Massey 7/18/2016 12:00 am

Bobby Ampezzan and Vanessa McKuin are leading a new multimedia startup based at KUAR-FM in Little Rock, funded by a grant of $287,300 from the Corporation for Public Broadcasting.

Helena Harbor Gets Back On Track

by Mark Friedman 7/18/2016 12:00 am

A dedication for Enviro Tech Chemical Co.'s $15 million plant at the Helena Harbor in 2015 attracted more than 300 people, including Gov. Asa Hutchinson. But behind the scenes, trouble loomed for the Phillips County harbor.

Houston Company Announces $900M Agreement with Nucor

by Sarah Campbell 7/12/2016 02:58 pm

Energy infrastructure company Kinder Morgan Inc.(KMI) of Houston announced on Tuesday its new, $900 million 10-year agreement with Nucor Corporation to provide in-plant services for two Nucor facilities in Blytheville and three others in in Alabama, North Carolina and South Carolina.

Hi-Speed Is Noted for Quality Service

by Cimber Winfrey 7/11/2016 12:00 am

Hi-Speed Industrial, located in Little Rock and Memphis, was recently approved as an EASA Accredited Service Center by the Electrical Apparatus Service Association for its consistency in delivering quality electromechanical repairs that maintain or improve AC electric motor efficiency and reliability.

Livestock Water Requirements Increase with Higher Temperatures

by Fred Miller, UA System Division of Agriculture 7/7/2016 01:27 pm

As summer temperatures climb into the 90s, a University of Arkansas System Division of Agriculture animal scientist warns livestock producers that their cattle's water requirements increase substantially.

USDA Awards $14.6M for Arkansas Wetlands Restoration

by Arkansas Business Staff 7/7/2016 12:42 pm

U.S. Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack announced Thursday that USDA is awarding $44.6 million through its Wetland Reserve Enhancement Partnership to support 10 wetland enhancement projects on private and tribal agricultural lands in 12 States.

Fayetteville Startup Awarded $225,000 Grant to Test Coating

by Sarah Campbell 7/6/2016 10:56 am

University of Arkansas-affiliated startup SurfTec LLC of Fayetteville receives a $225,000 National Science Foundation grant to commercialize a nano-coating technology for manufacturing.

Nominate Now for Arkansas Business '20 in Their 20s'

by Arkansas Business Staff 6/28/2016 09:41 am

Arkansas Business is once again taking nominations for its annual "20 in Their 20s" list, which honors young professionals in their 20s.

After Boom in Shale, Arkansas Gas Industry Faces Halt in Drilling

by Kyle Massey 6/27/2016 12:00 am

After a decade-long, multibillion-dollar bonanza of natural gas production in an Arkansas field called the Fayetteville Shale, the bust has landed with a thud.

Advocates for Environment Not Sorry to See Fracking Stop in Arkansas

by Kyle Massey 6/27/2016 12:00 am

The 10-year boom in Arkansas natural gas production poured billions of dollars into the state, but some Arkansans are not sad to see it end.

With Unemployment Low, Arkansas Economists Weigh Effects

by Alexis Hosticka 6/24/2016 11:02 am

While two Arkansas economists don't expect state unemployment to fall much further, the effect of historically low jobless levels could put workers at an advantage when seeking a new job or higher wages.

Arkansas Business Presents the 40 Under 40 Class of 2016

by Gwen Moritz 6/20/2016 12:00 am

This week's Arkansas Business is dedicated to our 23rd class of 40 Under 40 honorees, those young leaders of business, government and nonprofits that our internal selection team believes readers need to know.