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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 →

The Ronald McDonald House Volunteer Experience Is Always a Splendid Experience!

On August 6th, our volunteer team embarked on a new challenge in our meal donor ventures with the House. Typically, we gather and prep a dinner that is served buffet-style to the families of the house. On this day; however,… Continue Reading →

Fall, Football, and Free Energy

Like a lot of people, I’m excited about football finally starting again. As I write this article, the start of the football season is officially here, and it’s been several months removed from the Super Bowl appearance of the hometown… Continue Reading →

Onshore Production Limits Volatility from Harvey

It has been more than ten years since Hurricanes Katrina and Rita pummeled the Gulf Coast and significantly impacted oil and natural gas production. Since that time, the market has experienced a dramatic shift of production from off-shore to on-shore…. Continue Reading →

Greenland is Ice and Iceland is Green

As most who meet me will quickly find out, my husband and I love to travel. Since our honeymoon in Paris, almost 5 years ago, we’ve been carefully allotting our vacation days to ensure we could make it to the… Continue Reading →

The Total Solar Eclipse of 2017

Across the country – from Salem, Oregon to Charleston, South Carolina – eclipse glasses were sold out and sighting plans were made. Some even traveled hundreds of miles to see this rare phenomenon – the Total Solar Eclipse of 2017. On August… Continue Reading →

The Future of Electric Utilities – Leveraging the Smart Grid

One bright spring day, I was enjoying the warming weather and sunny skies. Not a cloud in the sky, but nonetheless, the power suddenly went out. In the spring in Atlanta, we are accustomed to power interruptions when thunderstorms roll… Continue Reading →

Egypt: Where the Sun Really Lives

  We arrived in Egypt at night and the temperature had cooled down to 86 degrees.  I thought to myself, how much hotter can it get?  Well, it certainly got much hotter.  I was told it was going to be… Continue Reading →

Savings are Cool

Burton Energy Group’s demand side team recently had the opportunity to learn about a unique cooling tower water savings system by taking a field trip to see the system in person. We were invited by Aqualogix, the manufacturer of the system,… Continue Reading →

SLOVENIA – What’s in a Name?

SLOVENIA – What’s in a Name? Slovenia – it’s one of the most popular tourist destinations in the world….okay, that may be an alternative fact, but that doesn’t stop this wonderful country nestled between the Adriatic and the Austrian Alps… Continue Reading →

Germany: Renewable Energy & Sustainable Design

On a recent trip to Germany, I discovered what a country that has invested in and incorporated renewable energy into day-to-day life, really looks like. Having never been to Europe, I was amazed at the advances Germany has made in… Continue Reading →

Summer Heat Drives Natural Gas Prices

Air conditioning units up and down the East and West Coasts were put to the test with the arrival of summer. The West experienced multiple days of temperatures near 120 degrees, while the East also faced above-average, sweltering heat. With… Continue Reading →

Snips and Snails and Puppy Dog Tails…

  That’s what little boys are made of! The Burton Energy Group family continues to grow and the team enjoyed surprising Paul, an Energy Analyst on the Operations team, with a little baby shower to celebrate the upcoming arrival of… Continue Reading →

Slow Start to Summer Deters Bullish Momentum

The Summer Solstice occurs around June 20th or 21st (depending upon your time zone) and technically marks the first official day of summer. For many of us, however, we gauge the start of summer by the weather! This year, traders… Continue Reading →

Shoulder Season Drives Uncertainty in the Natural Gas Market

We are officially in the shoulder season and the natural gas market is falling back into old habits. It is not uncommon for the natural gas market to increase in the second quarter. In fact, over the past twenty-six years,… Continue Reading →

Everyone Gets a Trophy…

You’ve heard the comments, “Everyone gets a trophy these days, what’s the big deal?” – well, at Burton, we think THIS award is a big deal! We are honored to have received the 2017 ENERGY STAR Partner of the Year… Continue Reading →

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