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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 →

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 →

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 →

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 →

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 →

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 →

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 →

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 →

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 →

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 →

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 →

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