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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 →

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 →

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 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 →

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 →

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 →

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 →

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 →

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 →

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 →

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 →

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