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Charles E. Scharlau • Retired Chairman, President and Chief Executive Officer | Southwestern Energy Company

Former Southwestern Energy CEO Charles Scharlau Dies at 94

Charles Scharlau, who retired as CEO of Southwestern Energy in 1998 after 47 years with the company, dies at age 94. read more >
Brian Wintle | Crist Engineers
Construction / Education / Energy

Brian Wintle Accepts Position with Crist Engineers (Movers & Shakers)

Brian Wintle has joined Crist Engineers in Little Rock as a project manager. read more >
Southwestern Energy Co.'s office in Conway.

Flywheel Energy Closes on Fayetteville Shale Acquisition

Flywheel Energy LLC closes on its $1.9 billion cash acquisition of Southwestern Energy Co.'s Fayetteville Shale holdings. read more >
Southwestern Energy Co.'s office in Conway.
Energy / Public Companies / Real Estate

Southwestern Energy Sells Remaining Fayetteville Shale Holdings

Southwestern Energy Co. of Houston announces that it will sell its remaining assets in central Arkansas' Fayetteville Shale to Flywheel Energy LLC for $1.9 billion in cash. read more >
Outlook Conway, presented by the Conway Area Chamber of Commerce, examines local economic trends. The event included panel discussions featuring leaders in real estate, energy and health care.
Construction / Real Estate / Restaurants & Food / Retail

Jobs Mix Keeps Unemployment Low in Faulkner County

The decline of the Fayetteville Shale cost jobs in Faulkner County, but a diverse economy led by sales, office and administrative professions continued to keep the unemployment rate near historic lows. read more >
Charles E. Scharlau • Retired Chairman, President and Chief Executive Officer | Southwestern Energy Company

UA Business Hall of Fame 2017: Charles E. Scharlau

Charles E. Scharlau began working at Southwestern Energy as an attorney and worked at the company in many different positions before eventually becoming its chairman, president and chief executive officer. read more >
Education / Public Companies

Charles Morgan Gives UCA $300K for Science, Tech Faculty

Former Acxiom Corp. CEO Charles Morgan gives $300,000 to the University of Central Arkansas. read more >
Education / Energy

UCA Gets $300K to Support Student Research

The University of Central Arkansas in Conway gets $300,000 from Southwestern Energy Company to support undergraduate and graduate student research through a new endowed fund that bears the utility’s name. read more >
Part of Conway’s growth includes a revitalized downtown district.

Economic Development Spurs Conway’s Ongoing Reinvention

Conway has had an impressive run over the past couple of decades, from downtown redevelopment to luring national and international companies to addressing tourism and neighborhood infill. read more >
Energy / Public Companies

SWN Sells Compressed Gas Fuel Stations in Conway, Damascus

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. read more >
Sam McFadin, the owner of M&M Environmental Oil Services and McFadin Global Inc. of Conway, said he put about $1 million into M&M Environmental Group to keep it going.
Banking & Finance / Business Services / Energy / Investments / Legal / Transportation

M&M Cleanup Company Meets Messy End

Instead of soaring under new ownership, M&M Environmental Group, which provided environmental services to the oil and gas industries, went into a tailspin. So did the relationship between McFadin and the Omega Group; eventually the two sides deadlocked on whether to file for bankruptcy protection late last year. read more >
Southwestern Energy Co.'s office in Conway.

Southwestern Energy Lays Off 600 in Arkansas As Prices Fall

Southwestern Energy Co. of Houston said Thursday it is laying off 1,100 employees, including 600 throughout its Fayetteville Shale operations in Arkansas, amid a steady decline in natural gas prices. read more >
Education / Energy / Nonprofits

UA System Gets $5M From Former Southwestern Energy CEO

Charles E. Scharlau, former CEO of Southwestern Energy Co., will donate $5 million to create an endowed chair in presidential leadership at the University of Arkansas System. read more >
Energy / Government & Politics / Legal

Seeco Unit to Pay $950K to Settle Mineral Trespass Claim in Arkansas

SWN Production (Arkansas) LLC has agreed to pay the federal government $950,000 to resolve claims that the company tapped unleased federally owned minerals in Conway and Van Buren counties over a three-year period. read more >
Energy / Public Companies

Southwestern Energy Lays Off 80 in Fayetteville Shale

Southwestern Energy Co. of Houston, the largest operator in Arkansas' Fayetteville Shale Play, said Thursday that it has laid off 80 workers there. read more >
Mitchell Simpson, director of the Arkansas Economic Development Commission’s Arkansas Energy Office, said the demand for compressed natural gas remains high, despite lower gasoline costs.
Business Services / Construction / Energy / Government & Politics / Retail / Transportation

CNG Stations Continue Expansion in Arkansas

Compressed natural gas stations around the state are seeing gains in fuel sales and demand, despite lower costs this year for traditional fuels. read more >

200 Laid Off at M&M Environmental Following Truck Crash

The company announced 200 workers were laid off following a crash in Faulkner County. read more >
Energy / Legal

Southwestern Energy Subsidiary Asks for Hold on Royalties Lawsuits

An attorney for Southwestern Energy Co. subsidiary Seeco Inc. is asking the Arkansas Supreme Court to put a hold on a class-action lawsuit in Conway County pending an appeal. read more >
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Natural Gas in Fayetteville Shale Takes Arkansas from Zero to Billions in 10 Years

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. read more >
Energy / Real Estate

South Arkansas Formation Proves Disappointing So Far

The Lower Smackover Brown Dense formation has, so far, been a disappointment for exploration companies, mineral rights owners and state regulators hoping for a 21st century oil boom in south Arkansas and north Louisiana. read more >