Over 1,000 Attend 2014 Governor’s Energy Summit

Over 1,000 were in attendance to hear Governors Rick Perry and Phil Bryant highlight America’s wealth of energy resources and urge our nation’s leaders to allow states to capitalize on ...

EPA’s 111(d) Proposal: What Does It Mean for Mississippi?

MS Energy Institute Cost Impact Analysis of EPA 111(d) Proposal EPA recently proposed to require that states enact programs to reduce carbon dioxide emissions from existing power plants. Mississippi Energy ...

Mississippi’s Water Advantage

When looking towards Mississippi’s economic future, water supply should be considered a development tool. The life-sustaining resource is vital in energy production, manufacturing, and agriculture, and will always be a ...

Opportunities for Energy Growth in Mississippi

How Can MS Leverage Natural Gas Strengths for Industrial Growth?

MEI partnered with ANGA to identify specific growth opportunities related to Mississippi’s ...

Meet Our Leadership

A Message from MEI President Patrick Sullivan Energy is the lifeblood of ...

Energy and Manufacturing Sector Workforce Awareness

Energy in Mississippi is a sector that “punches above its weight” for ...

Made in America: Educating, Motivating and Empowering Americans to Expand Skills and Entrepreneurship

John Ratzenberger, famed Cheers actor and host and producer of the Travel Channel’s Made in America series, was a guest speaker at our 2014 Governor’s Energy Summit. Ratzenberger used his address to highlight America’s history of hardworkers. “We’re a nation of tinkerers,” described Ratzenberger. “That’s what built America, kids that grew up tinkering and then came […]

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Governor’s Energy Summit Highlights and More

In our October newsletter, we recap our Governor’s Energy Summit and also provide further information about our latest effort, Get on the Grid, a web-based resource promoting awareness of technical and professional careers in energy and advanced manufacturing. Access the newsletter here.

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Strong Infrastructure Encourages Low Gas Prices in Mississippi

MEI President Patrick Sullivan was recently featured in a Hattiesburg American article (read that here) detailing Mississippi’s current low gas prices. We discussed in detail back in 2012 exactly why Mississippi fares better than the rest of the country when it comes to gasoline prices. Read that piece below: Mississippi Faring Better Than Most When […]

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Mississippi Cracks Top 10 List of Best States to do Business

The business-friendly economic climate promoted by state leaders propels Mississippi into Area Development Magazine’s top ten states to do business in. The Mississippi Legislature is credited with exempting manufacturers from paying a 1.5 percent sales tax on energy. An exerpt from Mississippi’s top 10 listing: Among the perceived biggest strengths of the state was the […]

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Electric Rates Will Skyrocket Under EPA Plan

A Guest Column by MEI President Patrick Sullivan recently published by the Clarion Ledger on 9/14/14 Mississippians should be aware of what’s brewing in a new proposal from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). If implemented as planned, the added costs to Mississippi households, businesses, and the overall economy will be shocking. Hopefully, good sense […]

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Chevron Celebrates Completion of Premium Base Oil Project

Earlier this month, Chevron celebrated the completion of their Premium Base Oil Project. The company invested $1.4 billion in the local economy, created more than 2,000 construction jobs, and permanently created more than 30 jobs. Completion of this project positions Chevron as the world’s largest producer of premium base oil.

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Mississippi’s Energy and Economic Development Update

Get up to date on all of Mississippi’s energy and economic development news. This month we discuss the latest EPA 111(d) proposal and what it will cost Mississippians. We also provide updates on Kemper County, Chevron, and the Tuscaloosa Marine Shale region. READ IT NOW!

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The Future of Automotive Manufacturing Could be Ideal for Mississippi 

“Automotive manufacturing” often brings to mind gritty black and white images of greasy factory floors and jumpsuits hammering out cars in a Henry-Ford-era assembly line.  And while manufacturing itself still requires a good bit of brains and brawn, the scales have definitely tipped in favor of smart technology and clean workspaces. The Detroit News recently […]

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Tuscaloosa Marine Shale Closing in on Commercialization 

After several years of testing and seeking profitable production solutions, prospects for companies invested heavily in Mississippi’s and Louisiana’s Tuscaloosa Marine Shale seem promising. The summary provided in this article gives a brief overview of the current outlook. Drilling results disclosed last week by Goodrich Petroleum expand the list of prolific and successfully executed wells in the […]

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How the State Fuels Up

Energy, mostly in liquid fuel forms, propels the transportation economy. As with electric power, every family and business depends on transportation fuels daily. Today, more than 5 billion gallons of fuel are used each year in the Mississippi economy. Gasoline  makes up 85% of this total, and diesel – both on-road and off-road – makes […]

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