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 ...
Opportunities for Energy Growth 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 […]
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 […]
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.
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!
“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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
Mississippi already enjoys significant economic activity rooted in the energy sector and has the assets and resources to realize further economic growth from energy and energy-related technologies. Today, nearly all of the electric power generated in Mississippi is sourced from three fuel sources- natural gas, coal, and nuclear. Similarly, these three fuels account for the […]
Rick Perry, Governor of Texas and 2012 Presidential Candidate, will deliver the keynote address at the 2014 Governor’s Energy Summit October 8th at the Jackson Convention Complex. In its third year, the summit’s goal is to highlight the inextricable relationship between energy and the economy. Energy development has been a major area of focus for […]