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Jessica Seaman

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Recent Stories by Jessica Seaman

'11 gas-pipe check turned up flaws

posted: 06/23/2015 5:29 a.m. Discuss

The 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.

News in brief: Hospital network to layoff up to 350

posted: 06/19/2015 1:55 a.m. Discuss

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

Savings on fuel no help to retail

posted: 06/16/2015 5:31 a.m. Comment 1

Motorists 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.

400-foot piece of broken pipe probe's target

posted: 06/09/2015 2:55 a.m. Discuss

Spectra 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.

Rupture dislodged 400-foot section of pipeline, Spectra says

posted: 06/08/2015 2:01 p.m. Comments 4

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.

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

posted: 06/05/2015 3:23 a.m. Discuss

The 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.

News of pipeline rupture called slow

updated: 06/04/2015 4:31 a.m. Discuss

About 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.

Natural gas line ruptures in river near LR airport

posted: 06/03/2015 3:48 a.m. Comments 2

A 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.

Coastal spill raises jitters about firm's Arkansas pipe bid

updated: 06/02/2015 3:38 a.m. Discuss

Plains 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.

Acxiom logs $11M loss in '15

posted: 05/22/2015 2:05 a.m. Discuss

The $11.04 million loss that Acxiom Corp. recorded for the 2015 fiscal year is partly due to the revenue decline in the information-technology segment it plans to sell off in a potential $190 million deal, the company reported Thursday.

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