Energy Archive

Leveraging the Weather (Craig Douglass On Consumers)

by Craig Douglass 3/12/2018 12:00 am

Daily or routine habits are disrupted by foul weather and foul moods. These atmospheric disturbances also have a direct impact on consumer behavior. And behavior begets spending.

Mike Sebren Joins Intertek-PSI (Movers & Shakers)

by Arkansas Business Staff 3/12/2018 12:00 am

Mike Sebren has been hired as senior project manager for Intertek-PSI in Little Rock.

Energy Security Partners CEO: Vision of Pine Bluff GTL Plant Alive

by Kyle Massey 3/5/2018 12:00 am

Roger Williams' vision to put a $3.7 billion gas-to-liquid fuel plant in Jefferson County has him arguing in two directions: convincing some people that the largest economic development project in state history can realistically happen, and explaining to others why it's not happening quicker.

Delta Still Waits for I-69 'Game Changer'

by Marty Cook 3/5/2018 12:00 am

Delta boosters envision the construction of a 23-mile stretch of Interstate 69 opening up the fertile but economically depressed region to more business development.

Storage World Attracts $2.8M Transaction (Real Deals)

by George Waldon 3/5/2018 12:00 am

The 675-unit mini-storage project in west Little Rock was purchased by Modern SW LLC, led by Keith Richardson.

Energy Notes: Entergy Plans Demolition of Power Plant Near Stamps

by Kyle Massey 3/1/2018 08:48 am

Entergy finds a firm to help it take down the Harvey Couch Power Plant, and Mel Coleman, CEO of North Arkansas Electric Cooperative in Mountain Home, gets a key award.

Entergy Arkansas Files Plan to Pass Tax Cut Benefits to Customers

by Arkansas Business Staff 2/28/2018 11:36 am

Entergy Arkansas Inc. files a plan to pass along to customers $466 million in benefits from the federal tax cut Congress approved last year.

Murphy Oil Names David Looney as CFO, Succeeding Eckart

by Kyle Massey 2/26/2018 08:47 am

Murphy Oil Corp. of El Dorado has named David R. Looney as its new chief financial officer and executive vice president, succeeding John Eckart, who announced his retirement two weeks ago.

University of Arkansas Team Studies 'Alien' Carlsbad Cave

by Marty Cook 2/26/2018 12:00 am

A team of University of Arkansas researchers have digitally mapped and reported on the dimensions, history and condition of New Mexico's Carlsbad Cavern, one of the country's best-known caves.

When the Going Gets Tough (Barry Goldberg On Leadership)

by Barry Goldberg 2/26/2018 12:00 am

Smart leaders understand that to deal with difficult times, the culture and attitude of their workforce must be critical to survival.

Blueprint For 2018? Architecture Firms See Busy Year

by Mark Friedman 2/26/2018 12:00 am

Spending on construction projects across the country could rise by 4 percent this year over 2017, which is welcome news for Arkansas architects and engineers.

Dean John English Sees No Cooling for College of Engineering

by Arkansas Business Staff 2/26/2018 12:00 am

John English, the dean of UA's College of Engineering, credits his interest in engineering to Neil Armstrong's moon landing.

Deal Clears Path for Wind Catcher to Provide Power to Swepco

by Kyle Massey 2/23/2018 09:24 am

Southwestern Electric Power Co. and the state Public Service Commission have reached a settlement agreement clearing the way for a $4.5 billion wind energy project to provide power for electric customers in western Arkansas.

Ford, Herman Named Top Executives at Arkansas Business of the Year Awards

by Arkansas Business Staff 2/23/2018 08:54 am

Danny Ford of Glen Sain Motor Sales Inc. of Paragould and Todd Herman of the Arkansas Arts Center of Little Rock won executive of the year awards at the 30th annual Arkansas Business of the Year Awards at the Statehouse Convention Center in Little Rock.

Arkansas Metros Show Wide Gap in Post-Recession Employment Rates

by Arkansas Business Staff 2/19/2018 12:00 am

Although the unemployment rate gets the most attention, Arkansas economist Michael Pakko recently also looked at the employment rate in the state over the last year and since the Great Recession.

Is the U.S. Due for a Recession? (Commentary)

by David Andolfatto and Andrew Spewak 2/19/2018 12:00 am

The U.S. economy has been expanding for the last eight and a half years, but how much longer will that expansion last?

Presenting the 30th Annual Arkansas Business of the Year Awards

by Arkansas Business Staff 2/19/2018 12:00 am

Arkansas Business honors the state's top executives, small businesses and nonprofits with the annual Arkansas Business of the Year Awards.

Allison Glenn Accepts Associate Role at Crystal Bridges (NWA Movers & Shakers)

by Arkansas Business Staff 2/19/2018 12:00 am

Allison Glenn has been named associate curator of contemporary art for Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art in Bentonville.

John Eckart to Retire as Murphy Oil CFO

by Kyle Massey 2/13/2018 09:40 am

Murphy Oil Corp. of El Dorado is looking for a new chief financial officer to succeed John W. Eckart, who announced Monday that he plans to retire this year after 28 years at the company.

Tax Changes: The Good, Bad and Quirky

by Kyle Massey 2/12/2018 12:00 am

Arkansas Business asked a panel of tax experts for insights on the new code, which was signed by President Donald J. Trump in late December. After hitting the highlights, they delved into provisions that surprised them.