Energy Archive

Some Murphy Oil Production in Malaysia Affected by Fire

by Arkansas Business Staff 1/8/2014 11:17 am

Murphy Oil Corp. of El Dorado updated production guidance for drilling offshore Malaysia, noting that some repairs following a fire would affect work there.

Metroplan: Slow, Steady Growth and More Youth in Urban Core

by Mark Carter 1/6/2014 09:46 am

Metroplan releases its 2013 "Economic Review and Outlook," revealing slow but steady economic growth for central Arkansas and growth in the number of young adults seeking homes in the urban core.

Little Rock CNG Station Will Bring Total To 7 in Arkansas

by Luke Jones 1/6/2014 12:00 am

Early in February, the city of Little Rock is scheduled to open the seventh compressed natural gas station in Arkansas that is available for public use. Arkansas has had public CNG stations for just a few years — a station owned by Arkansas Oklahoma Gas Corp. was opened in 2011.

No Daily Report, E-newsletters on Wednesday

by Arkansas Business Staff 12/30/2013 11:30 am

ArkansasBusiness.com will not send the Daily Report or weekly industry e-newsletters on Wednesday, New Year's Day.

Unbuilt Steel Mill Biggest 2013 Arkansas Economic News

by Chuck Bartels, The Associated Press 12/30/2013 08:46 am

A $1.1 billion steel mill proposed for northeast Arkansas was the state's biggest economic announcement of 2013, but excitement over the plant was tempered by job losses elsewhere in Arkansas.

Banner Year in Arkansas: The Top 10 Business Stories of 2013

by Arkansas Business Staff 12/23/2013 12:00 am

Readers were kept on their toes in 2013: Bank companies blurred lines by merging, Democrats felt the hangover of the 2012 elections while the GOP continued dancing with the stars. Some developers got lucky with new business while others felt the pull of gravity in the courtroom after breaking bad.

Trigger Alerts: The Best & Worst of 2013

by Arkansas Business Staff 12/23/2013 12:00 am

There was good news and there was bad news in Arkansas in 2013. And in case you've forgotten the details, Arkansas Business has compiled some of the staff's favorite moments.

Things That Matter: The Best Quotes of 2013

by Arkansas Business Staff 12/23/2013 12:00 am

Conflicts, like the one between Stehens Inc. and Securities Commissioner Heath Abshure, and stress, as Scooter Stuart was under before his death, can lead to memorable comments.

Arkansas Business' Spotlight 2013: Notable Deaths

by Arkansas Business Staff 12/23/2013 12:00 am

Doyle Rogers Sr., Alexa Dillard, Cal Ledbetter, Pat Summerall and Stephen LaFrance Sr. were among 18 business leaders and notable professionals who died in 2013.

Top 10 Online Stories of 2013: Fraud, Development, Paula Deen Attract Reader Attention

by Arkansas Business Staff 12/23/2013 12:00 am

Arkansas Business' Oct. 14 cover story detailing a long-running, $15 million Medicaid fraud by a Mountain Home doctor was the most-read story online in 2013, according to traffic data from ArkansasBusiness.com.

Gov. Mike Beebe on His Fiscal Forecast for '15, What He'll Say to His Successor

by Arkansas Business Staff 12/23/2013 12:00 am

Mike Beebe was elected governor in 2006 after having served 20 years in the state Senate and a four-year term as state attorney general. Beebe won re-election to his second, and final, term in 2010. During his administration he has focused on education, economic development and tax reform.

Murphy USA Completes $173M Ethanol Sale

by Luke Jones 12/20/2013 10:59 am

Murphy USA Inc. of El Dorado announced recently that it has completed the $173 million sale of subsidiary Hankinson Renewable Energy LLC.

Oilfield Equipment Manufacturer Expanding in Fort Smith

by Lance Turner 12/20/2013 08:32 am

A company that makes components for the oil and gas industry is to spend $8 million and hire 40 new workers at its plant in Fort Smith.

Entergy's MISO Move Finishes as Company Celebrates its 100th Anniversary

by Luke Jones 12/16/2013 12:00 am

On Thursday, Entergy Arkansas Inc. will celebrate its 100th birthday by switching on hundreds of LED lights adorning three of the bridges crossing the Arkansas River in Little Rock. Just a few hours earlier, the company will add to its history by completing a two-year, $36.2 million transition into a regional transmission operator. It will also exit its system agreement, otherwise known as the glue holding all of the Entergy operating companies together.

Exxon Sued by Whisenhunt over Gas Royalties

by Arkansas Business Staff 12/16/2013 12:00 am

An investment arm of the Little Rock commercial developer Joe Whisenhunt is hauling Exxon Mobil Corp., its subsidiary XTO Energy and other firms into court for allegedly shortchanging him on natural gas royalties.

Southwestern Energy's Fayetteville Shale Investment Steady in 2014

by Luke Jones 12/11/2013 10:04 am

Southwestern Energy Co. of Houston will invest $900 million in Arkansas' Fayetteville Shale Play next year, the same as in 2013.

In El Dorado, Murphy to Open 1,200th Gas Station

by Lance Turner 12/10/2013 09:58 am

Murphy USA Inc. of El Dorado is opening its 1,200th gas station store.

Ready or Not (Editorial)

by Arkansas Business Editors 12/9/2013 12:00 am

If "climate change" is a phrase you simply can't stomach, consider the benefit of acknowledging the increasing frequency of extreme weather events. Consider that it's time to prepare.

CARTI Campus Tops Slimmer Projects List

by George Waldon 12/2/2013 12:00 am

The dollar tally of large construction projects throughout the state declined in a big way during the past 12 months. The total value of the biggest commercial jobs dropped from more than $1.4 billion in 2012 to about $1.1 billion this year.

No 'Daily Report,' E-Newsletters on Thanksgiving, Friday

by Arkansas Business Staff 11/27/2013 11:29 am

Arkansas Business will not publish its "Daily Report" e-newsletter on Thanksgiving or Friday.