Energy Archive

SPONSORED: 4 Reasons Why Big River Steel Chose Arkansas

by 6/15/2016 12:00 am

An interview with Mark Bula, CCO of Big River Steel, who shares the essential reasons Big River Steel came to Arkansas.

President of Southern LP Gas Establishes UALR Scholarship

by Arkansas Business Staff 6/14/2016 10:22 am

Southern LP Gas President Julie Brown, a 1993 graduate of the University of Arkansas at Little Rock, has established an endowed scholarship at the university.

Attorney David Couch Wields Initiatives To Change the Law

by Jan Cottingham 6/13/2016 12:00 am

David Couch's law practice is increasingly devoted to voter-initiated acts and constitutional amendments.

Michael Chapman Moves to Higher Position of Power at Conway Corp. (Movers & Shakers)

by Arkansas Business Staff 6/13/2016 12:00 am

Michael Chapman has been promoted to assistant director of power supply and major accounts at Conway Corp.

TAC Energy Buys Assets of Mutual Oil of Massachusetts

by Kyle Massey 6/7/2016 11:25 am

TAC Energy, the large national fuel distributor with roots in Texarkana, is continuing its growth strategy by buying the wholesale unbranded assets of Mutual Oil Co. Inc. of Brockton, Massachusetts.

You Can Go Home Again: More Young Americans Living With Parents

by Arkansas Business Staff 6/6/2016 12:00 am

Living with a parent is the most common living arrangement for 18- to 34-year-olds in the United States, the first time on record that that has been the case, according to the Pew Research Center.

Three Advance at Pollution Management (Movers & Shakers)

by Arkansas Business Staff 6/6/2016 12:00 am

Daniel Clark, Tony Scott and Greg Wells have been promoted principals at Pollution Management Inc., an engineering and environmental consulting firm with offices in Little Rock and Springdale.

Ecoark Uses Technology to Provide Lower-Cost Recycled Products

by Sarah Campbell 6/2/2016 11:17 am

Ecoark Holdings Inc. of Rogers is using technology to bring retail consumers consistent pricing and offer manufacturers recycled raw material at a lower cost than virgin material, says CEO Randy May.

'A Good Graphic' (Gwen Moritz Editor's Note)

by Gwen Moritz 5/30/2016 12:00 am

A couple of weeks ago, I opined in this space that our Legislature should just raise the blankety-blank fuel tax to pay for the highway construction and maintenance that Arkansans need and want. Last week, I ranted about the use and misuse of data, including by “the media” (my favorite monolith). This week, thanks to our friends on the editorial page at the Arkansas Democrat-Gazette, I'm going to pull both of those topics together.

New CEO Al Simpson Knows Arkansas Valley Co-op From the Ground Up

by Kyle Massey 5/30/2016 12:00 am

As the new CEO of Arkansas Valley Electric Cooperative Corp., Al Simpson has no trouble imagining himself in his employees' shoes. For seven years as a journeyman lineman, he wore those work boots.

2 Banks Join Arkansas Business' Largest Private Companies List

by Gwen Moritz 5/30/2016 12:00 am

The 75 largest private companies in Arkansas generated total revenue — self-reported and estimated — of $34.2 billion in their most recent fiscal years, up more than 4 percent in a year.

Internet of Things Closer Than You Think

by Sarah Campbell 5/23/2016 12:00 am

Internet of Things is more than a refrigerator that costs hundreds more and can tell you when you run out of milk. It's the concept of connecting devices to the internet and with each other. Its purpose is to make life easier via automation.

With New Tech and Data, Rock Region Metro Aims for Service Improvements

by Alexis Hosticka 5/20/2016 10:28 am

Rock Region Metro is using new technology and upgrades in hopes of encouraging more people to use public transportation and earn the public's vote for a sales tax increase.

Arkansas Employment at Record High, Unemployment at 3.9 Percent

by Arkansas Business Staff 5/20/2016 09:30 am

Arkansas' seasonally adjusted unemployment rate declined two-tenths of a percentage point, from 4.1 percent in March to 3.9 percent in April, according to the state Department of Workforce Services.

SWN Sells Compressed Gas Fuel Stations in Conway, Damascus

by Kyle Massey 5/16/2016 04:38 pm

An affiliate of Southwestern Energy Co. has sold two public CNG fueling stations, one in Conway and the other in Damascus, to American Natural Gas LLC of Saratoga Springs, New York.

Never Say Never (Gwen Moritz Editor's Note)

by Gwen Moritz 5/16/2016 12:00 am

This is the perfect time to increase the fuel tax. Gasoline remains relatively cheap in historic terms, and the price per gallon can easily fluctuate by 5 cents per day. If we are going to have decent roads, we need an adequate and reliable funding mechanism — and spending the state rainy-day fund and nickel-and-diming other government needs just screams inadequate and unreliable, doesn't it?

Attorney Jean Block Joins Little Rock Wastewater (Movers & Shakers)

by Arkansas Business Staff 5/16/2016 12:00 am

Jean Block has been hired as chief legal officer of Little Rock Wastewater. In the new position, Block will serve as legal adviser and counsel to the wastewater utility's staff and the Little Rock Water Reclamation Commission.

Little Rock Wastewater CEO Greg Ramon: Pipe Dreams Won't Require Money Going Down the Drain

by Arkansas Business Staff 5/16/2016 12:00 am

Greg Ramon, who has 26 years of experience in the water and wastewater sector, replaced Reggie Corbitt, who was fired as LRW CEO in January 2014 over what police described as “questionable expenditures.”

Winrock Director Annett Pagan Announces Retirement

by Arkansas Business Staff 5/12/2016 03:26 pm

Winrock International announced Thursday the retirement of Annett Pagan, director of U.S. programs, on May 13.

One-Time Gain Boosts Murphy USA to $86M 1Q Net Income

by Kyle Massey 5/9/2016 09:00 am

Gasoline retailer Murphy USA Inc. of El-Dorado reported first-quarter profits Monday of nearly $86 million, far over its $23 million in income from the same period last year.