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Top 4 Ways to Prepare Your Building for the Summer

It seems like we rapidly moved from the winter season to summer this year. Just a few weeks ago, Atlanta temperatures were 50-70ºF, while the temperature a couple of days ago climbed to over 90ºF. With such a rapid change… Continue Reading →

Record Natural Gas Production Overshadows Low Inventories

Is Spring finally here to stay? Winter was starting to feel like the house guest that had over-stayed his welcome! The colder temperatures appear to have finally pushed out and most of the U.S. is enjoying spring-like weather, and in… Continue Reading →

Home Cooking and Warm Hearts Shared at the Ronald McDonald House

The team at Burton Energy Group is looking forward to another year of volunteering at the Peachtree Dunwoody Ronald McDonald House. We closed out 2017 with a great supply drive, delivering boxes that were overflowing with cookie sheets, paper towels,… Continue Reading →

Happy Earth Day 2018!

Happy Earth Day! Every April 22nd, people around the world celebrate Earth Day. It’s a day dedicated to raising awareness about the effects of environmental degradation and how as individuals and communities, we can help reverse these effects. The very… Continue Reading →

St. Patrick’s Day Build

Rather than celebrate my non-existent Irish Heritage, I decided to join some of my awesome co-workers for my first Habitat for Humanity build. Since we were a small group, we joined another larger group build already in progress – Day… Continue Reading →

Market Remains Flat with Low Storage, High Production and Mixed Weather

The April contract moved into the prompt position at $2.686 per MMBtu and rolled off the board at $2.691 per MMBtu. Neither the bulls nor bears have been able to take the reins and drive this market, with 2018 looking… Continue Reading →

Diamonds and Pearls for Crimson Tide Girls

The University of Alabama started the year off with a bang, but for the biggest fan in Burton’s office, it paled in comparison to the birth of his first born! Zach, one of our Developers, and his wife Amy, welcomed… Continue Reading →

Do You Know Your Grid IQ?

Have you ever thought about what Thomas Edison would think about our current energy grid? Well, he might be surprised that it doesn’t look very different from the original grid established in New York. Although the energy industry has made… Continue Reading →

Bears Take Over As Extreme Cold Pushes Out

As the extreme cold temperatures pushed out, the bears took the reins in the natural gas market and quickly pushed pricing back below $3 per MMBtu. The March contract moved into the prompt position at $3.167 per MMBtu and within… Continue Reading →

Natural Gas Spread Widens with Warmer Weather in the Forecast

The February contract moved into the prompt position with bullish pressure and continued that momentum throughout the month. Below average temperatures across much of the U.S. drove greater demand for natural gas for heating purposes. According to The Weather Channel,… Continue Reading →

Natural Gas Makes a Bearish Start to 2018

Happy New Year and hello Winter! Old Man Winter has decided not to hibernate this year and made his presence very well known to start 2018. December experienced large swings in temperatures, but after a week of warm temperatures and… Continue Reading →

2017 PB&J Day

Here at Burton we have a longstanding tradition called “PB&J Day”, where we spend an entire workday during the holiday season assembling sandwiches that are ultimately donated to feed needy families and individuals through a partner organization. This year, on… Continue Reading →

The Staples Platts Journey

As I watched Bob Valair accept the Platts Global Energy Award on behalf of Staples as the winner in the “Corporate Social Responsibility” category, I couldn’t be more proud of all that Bob and the Staples team have accomplished over… Continue Reading →

Have a Happy and Energy-Efficient Holiday!

Happy Holidays from everyone at Burton Energy Group! As you indulge in seasonal treats and gift giving traditions, check out our list of tips to save energy and money over the holidays. 1. Buy LED Lights – As you deck out your… Continue Reading →

Burton Builds with Habitat for Humanity

One Saturday morning at 7:30am, a group of four of us arrived in West Atlanta to volunteer with Habitat for Humanity. Our task was to continue construction on a house. Specifically, it was Day 6 build. Tasks included painting the… Continue Reading →

That’s a Wrap, but Where is Natural Gas Headed?

2017 for natural gas is officially in the books! The December contract settled at $3.074 per MMBtu, making the 2017 annual average $3.108 per MMBtu. This year, natural gas prices averaged 26% above 2016, but the December 2017 contract settled… Continue Reading →

October’s Scavenger Hunt Shenanigans – Epitomizing the Saying “Work Hard Play Hard”

At Burton, we hold quarterly meetings that always end with a fun social event. In the past, we’ve bowled, cheered on local sports teams, played at arcades, participated in escape rooms, and spent the afternoon at Top Golf. Rest assured… Continue Reading →

Burton Holiday Traditions

We all look forward to the various holidays that are scattered throughout the year. Usually that means spending time with family and friends. At Burton that also includes having fun with colleagues, and on some occasions their families. Kay Kern… Continue Reading →

Natural Gas Market is Bracing for Winter

As October came to an end, mild temperatures returned, and a healthy storage report sent the November contract to a decline below the September 8th lows, expiring at $2.752 per MMBtu. This was the lowest contract settlement since March of… Continue Reading →

Natural Gas Continues to be Range Bound

It has been a very active hurricane season in the Atlantic, with Hurricane Irma having the greatest impact on natural gas prices, thus far. As Hurricane Irma made landfall in The Keys and moved up the coast of Florida and… Continue Reading →

Sugar and Spice and Everything Nice!

Earlier this month, the Burton family threw a surprise baby celebration for one of our engineers, Justin! Justin and his wife were anxiously awaiting the arrival of their first daughter. One afternoon a few weeks before the official due date, Burton… Continue Reading →

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