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Disasters, Low Oil Prices, Shale Cause $6.4B Loss at BHP Billiton

by Lance Turner 8/16/2016 10:39 am

Battered by a devastating dam disaster in Brazil, low commodity prices and losses in shale holdings – including operations in Arkansas – mining giant BHP Billiton posted a record $6.4 billion annual loss on Tuesday.

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.

Natural Gas in Fayetteville Shale Takes Arkansas from Zero to Billions in 10 Years

by 9/15/2014 12:00 am

In the past decade, the players in the Fayetteville Shale have shuffled and consolidated, drilling has peaked and retreated, employment has expanded and contracted, technology has advanced, environmental and infrastructure concerns have reared their heads and government has responded.

Quake Lawsuits Shake Up Shale Play Companies

by Arkansas Business Staff 3/25/2013 12:00 am

A lawsuit, filed in federal court in the Eastern District of Arkansas, involves two Greenbrier families who claim their homes suffered damages from a 4.7 earthquake caused by drilling in the Fayetteville Shale Play.

Mining Firm Freeport-McMoRan Buys 2 Energy Companies for $9 Billion

by Associated Press 12/5/2012 10:37 am

Mining company Freeport-McMoRan is buying a pair of oil and gas producers for $9 billion, creating a natural resources conglomerate with assets ranging from oil rigs in the Gulf of Mexico to mines in Indonesia.

Improving Valuations Have BHP Billiton Going After More Shale Acreage

by Lance Turner 11/12/2012 1:20 pm

BHP Billiton of Australia, which owns land in the Fayetteville Shale Play in central Arkansas, is going after more shale acreage in the United States and says rising natural gas prices are making its Arkansas assets look even better.