(Advertisement)

Jessica Seaman

Business reporter
Contact Jessica
Latest tweet

Recent Stories

Archivist asks judge to void arrest order

Subscriber onlyAttorneys for North Little Rock archivist John Rogers on Thursday asked a Pulaski County judge to withdraw his arrest order for Rogers. Continue reading...

'11 gas-pipe check turned up flaws

Ruptured line’s operator fined $134,500 for 3 violations

Subscriber onlyThe most recent federal inspection of Spectra Energy's Texas Eastern Transmission system, which includes the pipeline that burst in the Arkansas River last month, found several violations by the company, according to reports by the U.S. Department of Transportation's Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration. Continue reading...

Hospital network to layoff up to 350

Subscriber onlyMissouri-based Mercy Health plans on laying off 300 to 350 workers next week, the hospital system said Thursday. Continue reading...

Savings on fuel no help to retail

Cash put aside, or debts paid off

Subscriber onlyMotorists filling up their vehicles this week are paying about a dollar a gallon less at the pump compared with last year despite a recent jump in gasoline prices. Continue reading...

400-foot piece of broken pipe probe's target

Extracting parts of gas line from river 1st step, firm says

Subscriber onlySpectra Energy said Monday that it still does not know what caused its natural gas pipeline in the Arkansas River to rupture May 31 but considers the river's flooding a factor. Continue reading...

Rupture dislodged 400-foot section of pipeline, Spectra says

When Spectra Energy's pipeline burst in the Arkansas River on May 31, a 400-foot section of pipe broke off from the line and was pushed downstream, the company said. Continue reading...

63-year-old gas line that blew had a 'smart pig' check in '12

Subscriber onlyThe 63-year-old pipeline that burst Sunday and released 3.9 million cubic feet of natural gas into the surging Arkansas River was last inspected in 2012, a spokesman for pipeline owner Spectra Energy Corp. said Thursday. Continue reading...

News of pipeline rupture called slow

U.S. told next day; in 2, firm told LR, NLR

Subscriber onlyAbout 9:30 a.m. Sunday, several residents in the River Market Tower in downtown Little Rock heard a loud screech. Thinking the sound was from a low-flying jet, they looked out to see two large spouts of water shooting skyward, then falling back into the Arkansas River. Continue reading...

Natural gas line ruptures in river near LR airport

Subscriber onlyA natural gas pipeline in the Arkansas River between Little Rock and North Little Rock ruptured sometime Sunday or Monday, releasing about 3.9 million cubic feet of natural gas, a spokesman for Spectra Energy Corp., which owns the line, said Tuesday. Continue reading...

Coastal spill raises jitters about firm's Arkansas pipe bid

Subscriber onlyPlains All American Pipeline LP, the company behind a proposed crude-oil pipeline that would cross Arkansas from Oklahoma to Memphis, is working to clean up an oil spill on the California coast at the same time a federal agency is examining how the project could affect waterways on its intended path across the state. Continue reading...

More stories by Jessica »