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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 →

Making Progress on #EarthDay

“Britain became the first country to use coal for electricity when Thomas Edison opened the Holborn Viaduct power station in London in 1882”, and today will be the first working day since the Industrial Revolution without coal power generation in… Continue Reading →

Burton Crew Narrowly Escapes the Titanic in Team Building Exercise

The team at Burton Energy Group isn’t all work all the time. Given the intensity that comes with the volume of work we process, it is surprising when a group of colleagues want to do something social outside the office…. Continue Reading →

Higher Education: 30 Years of Progress

Dr. Melissa Moore, Head of Marketing, Quantitative Analysis, and Business Law at Mississippi State University, contacted me recently and asked if I would be interested in sitting on the College of Business Marketing Advisory Board. While honored and humbled with… Continue Reading →

Natural Gas Bears are Losing Momentum

The natural gas market appears to have shifted somewhat from a bearish sentiment due to warmer temperatures in February, to a more bullish sentiment as the supply/demand balance becomes more of a focus for the near-term. The April contract rolled… Continue Reading →

Burton Energy Group Named ENERGY STAR Partner of the Year for 5th Consecutive Year

Burton Energy Group is proud to announce that it has won the esteemed ENERGY STAR Partner of the Year Award for Sustained Excellence! This is the fifth year in a row that Burton has been named Partner of the Year… Continue Reading →

Burton Channels Bourbon Street with Mardi Gras Feast at RMHC!

A big Burton thank you to the Ronald McDonald House at Atlanta’s Scottish Rite Hospital, Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta for hosting us on Friday night while we brought a Mardi Gras celebration to the families staying on site! I was… Continue Reading →

Retro-Commissioning: A Low-Cost Way to Save Energy

Suppose someone was willing to give you something at almost no cost that you know would generate tangible benefits over several years. Would it really require a lot of debate to determine if it’s something that you should do? In… Continue Reading →

Burton’s Big Dance Begins!

Although much of the country’s recent weather conditions may have you double-checking your calendar to believe it, it’s officially March Madness time at Burton Energy Group headquarters – and that means annual traditions abound! While some employees were well-prepared for the… Continue Reading →

Go Green for St. Patrick’s Day! Office Efficiency Tips from ENERGY STAR

Lead your business to the pot of gold at the end of the rainbow this St. Patrick’s Day and “Green Up” your office with ENERGY STAR efficiency tips that are sure to save energy and money! 1) Avoid excessive use… Continue Reading →

Does Daylight Saving Time Save Energy?

The controversial policy of Daylight Saving Time (DST) and its benefits and costs to society have been debated ever since Benjamin Franklin first jokingly suggested getting people out of bed earlier to conserve candles in 1784. Read the brief history behind… Continue Reading →

Optimizing the “V” in HVAC – The Next Big Thing in Energy Savings and Sustainability for Restaurants

Ventilation of restaurants has always been important to keep a balanced, healthy, and productive environment for customers and crew. Ventilation is important to provide for a few important reasons: The air being pulled from the kitchen by hood exhaust fans… Continue Reading →

Don’t Forget to Claim Your Energy Efficiency Tax Credits This Season!

Use the links below to check out which energy efficiency federal tax credits you may qualify for before you file and be sure to take a look at additional state-level incentives to get the most bang for your buck or… Continue Reading →

Women’s History Month – Spotlight on Women in Energy & Sustainability

In honor of Women’s History Month, learn about the ten women below whose contributions revolutionized the energy industry and pioneered efforts for environmental sustainability. 1) Mary Walton (1827-unknown) American environmental engineer who focused on solving a growing issue in the Industrial… Continue Reading →

The Forgotten Drought

When the word “drought” is mentioned, many people think of California, Texas, and the arid southwest, and rightfully so. Over the years, we’ve all seen the pictures of burned over areas, the cracked clay, or Lake Mead with the bleached… Continue Reading →

March Madness Takes over Natural Gas Market

March Madness is just around the corner and the natural gas bears appear to be shutting down any Hail Mary shots the bulls are taking to push this market higher. To close out the “typical” winter season term, the March… Continue Reading →

Natural Gas Demand Drives Price Volatility

The bulls and bears are having a turf war over the natural gas market. The February contract rolled off the board on Friday at $3.391 per MMBtu, nearly 14% below the January contract, after experiencing a large swing throughout the… Continue Reading →

Burton Team Takes to the Action Ministries Assembly Line to Fight Hunger!

The Burton Team started 2017 off right with our annual tradition of a company-wide volunteer day. This year, we were hosted by Action Ministries and tasked with assembling packages of food at the organization’s Atlanta warehouse for their SuperPack and… Continue Reading →

Natural Gas Market Starts 2017 with a Bang

Times Square wasn’t the only place setting off fireworks to ring in the new year. The natural gas market kicked off 2017 with quite a bang! After news of an arctic blast and a storage withdrawal of 237 Bcf, the… Continue Reading →

Natural Gas Settle Finally Surpasses $3.00

Natural gas for the CY2016 strip has now officially settled. After the bears drove the December contract down to $2.546 per MMBtu with an above-average November and record high storage levels, the bulls managed to gain momentum heading into Thanksgiving… Continue Reading →

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