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Standard Lithium's drill rig at the well re-entry site in Lafayette County. The drill rig has since demobilized from the site after reaching a total measured depth of 8,940 feet, and has been replaced by a workover rig to complete perforations, final testing and sampling.
Construction / Energy / Government & Politics

Arkansas Lithium Is Now a Reality

The only remaining question is this: How big will the industry’s potential be? read more >

Exxon Mobil to Begin Lithium Drilling This Month Near Magnolia

Global energy giant ExxonMobil Corp. says it will begin drilling for lithium this month near Magnolia, a move Gov. Sarah Huckabee Sanders said could turn the page on a new chapter of the state's economy. read more >
Energy / Public Companies

A Foothold in a New Industry (Lance Turner Editor’s Note)

Another encouraging sign that a new industry could be at hand in south Arkansas. read more >
An offshore oil rig off the coast of Louisiana

Companies Bid $264M in Gulf Oil Sale Mandated by Climate Law

Bids were up 38% from the last auction and marked the most offered in a sale since 2017. read more >
President Joe Biden delivers a speech in Washington, D.C. in 2022
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Biden Tells Oil Refiners: Produce More Gas, Fewer Profits

"The crunch that families are facing deserves immediate action," the president told seven companies. read more >
Energy / Legal

Judge OKs $5M Deal Ending Lawsuit over Mayflower Oil Spill

A federal judge has signed a $5 million agreement among the operators of an oil pipeline and state and federal governments to end a lawsuit filed over a rupture that soiled land and water in central Arkansas in 2013. read more >
Energy / Legal

ExxonMobil Subsidiaries Won’t Move Pipeline from Arkansas Watershed

Two subsidiaries of ExxonMobil said in a court filing Friday that they won't move the Pegasus Pipeline from beneath the watershed where Central Arkansas gets most of its drinking water. read more >
Energy / Real Estate

Mayflower Subdivision Filling Up Again After Spill

People are starting to move back into the part of an Arkansas subdivision evacuated last year after a 2013 pipeline accident. read more >

Report Finds Illegal Use of Diesel in Fracking; Companies Point to Changing Definitions

The Environmental Integrity Project says some oil and gas companies have continued the illegal injection of diesel fuel during hydraulic fracturing, including Southwestern Energy and ExxonMobil subsidiaries in the Fayetteville Shale. read more >
Energy / Legal

Judge Won’t Toss Suit Over Mayflower Oil Spill

A federal judge has denied a request by ExxonMobil to throw out a joint federal and state lawsuit that seeks to penalize the company for a pipeline spill that dumped an estimated 150,000 gallons of crude oil in a central Arkansas neighborhood. read more >
Energy / Nonprofits

ExxonMobil Donates $250,000 to Relief Efforts

ExxonMobil, the company responsible for a large oil spill that polluted a central Arkansas neighborhood, has donated $250,000 on Thursday to aid recovery efforts in the state from last week's severe storms that included a deadly tornado. read more >
Energy / Manufacturing

Exxon: Highly Unlikely World Limits Fossil Fuels

On the same day the world's scientists issued their latest report on climate change and the risks it poses to society, the nation's biggest oil and gas company said the world's climate policies are "highly unlikely" to stop it from selling fossil fuels far into the future. read more >
Energy / Government & Politics / Legal

One Year After Spill, Clinton School Panel Discusses Lessons From ExxonMobil’s Pipe Break in Mayflower

A year after a major oil spill in a small Arkansas town, a congressman says that while communities believe they are ready for a disaster, there is always something else to do to prepare. read more >

ExxonMobil to Restart Pegasus Pipeline in Texas

The U.S. government says ExxonMobil can restart in Texas a segment of an oil pipeline that ruptured in Arkansas a year ago. read more >
Energy / Investments / Legal / Real Estate

Exxon Sued by Whisenhunt over Gas Royalties

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. read more >
Energy / Government & Politics / Legal

Agency Proposes $2.6M in Penalties Against Exxon

A federal agency is proposing more than $2.6 million in civil penalties against ExxonMobil after one of the company's pipelines ruptured and spilled thousands of barrels of oil in central Arkansas, according to a document released Wednesday. read more >
Energy / Legal

Trial Date Set in Lawsuit Over Arkansas Oil Spill

U.S. District Judge Brian Miller on Monday issued an order saying the trial will begin during the first week of the year. read more >
Energy / Government & Politics / Legal

Trial Set in ExxonMobil State, Federal Lawsuit

A federal judge has set a trial date for a lawsuit by the state of Arkansas and federal prosecutors against ExxonMobil Pipeline Company and Mobil Pipeline Company. read more >
Energy / Insurance / Legal

Lion Oil Sues for $80 Million Claim After Pipeline Rupture

An oil pipeline rupture in April 2012 in Louisiana has cost Lion Oil Co. of Brentwood, Tenn., more than $80 million at its oil refinery in El Dorado. read more >
Energy / Legal

Exxon Asks Judge to Dismiss Arkansas Oil Spill Lawsuit

Lawyers for ExxonMobil Pipeline Company have asked a judge to dismiss a federal lawsuit about an oil spill in central Arkansas. read more >