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Colder Temperatures Bring Bulls to the Natural Gas Market

The eastern half of the United States is starting to experience or is bracing for below-average temperatures and our first real taste of winter temperatures. The Midwest and Northeast have already been experiencing colder temperatures, but next week is expected… Continue Reading →

Natural Gas Prices Lose Momentum and Turn Lower Amid Fall Temperatures

Last month, natural gas prices were rising and the October contract was pushing $2.50 per MMBtu. At month’s end, the October contract settled at $2.428 per MMBtu, but market sentiment has turned bearish. Natural gas prices have declined 16 of… Continue Reading →

On the Energy Trail…in Mayberry?

One of my favorite pastimes is watching reruns of the Andy Griffith Show.  This comedy first aired in the 1960s starring Andy Griffith as a small town sheriff in the fictitious town of Mayberry.  The show was loosely based on… Continue Reading →

Natural Gas Showing Signs of Volatility

Natural gas has experienced an uptick in pricing, after experiencing multi-year lows in July, off the backs of record level production and average temperatures. The September contract rolled off the board at $2.251 per MMBtu, a 5% increase from the… Continue Reading →

Natural Gas Prices Hit Three Year Lows with Record High Demand

Natural gas demand is at record highs, but prices continue to fall. Earlier this week, natural gas prices dropped to three-year lows while supply growth continues to outpace increasing consumption. The August contract settled at $2.141 per MMBtu, 6.5% below… Continue Reading →

Managing Your Electric Demand to Reduce Costs

As everyone knows, the arrival of summer means not only longer days and warmer weather, but higher energy costs due to increased air conditioning loads. In fact, energy costs are typically much higher during the summer than any other time… Continue Reading →

A Complacent Natural Gas Market Starts to See Some Price Action

The natural gas market has been relatively complacent in recent weeks, while traders kept a close eye on the weather forecast. Tropical Storm Barry has returned some bullish sentiment back into this market, along with a forecast of above normal… Continue Reading →

Natural Gas Tumbles after Robust Storage Report

Natural gas prices settled at a three-year low this week, after another robust storage injection. The U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA) reported an injection of 119 Bcf for the week ending May 31st, which well surpassed analysts’ expectation of 109… Continue Reading →

Natural Gas Bulls Continue to Sit the Sidelines

The bulls of the natural gas market have been pushed to the sidelines, while the bears have kept pricing below $3.00 per MMBtu. The May contract settled at $2.566 per MMBtu, more than 5% below the April contract and the… Continue Reading →

GA Power ICF Appreciation Dinner

Burton Energy Group was invited to attend a private dinner on January 15th, 2019 from 6:00 PM to 9:00 PM at the Embassy Suites at Centennial Olympic Park exclusively for Georgia Power’s Commercial Energy Efficient Partners. That’s us! And I… Continue Reading →

Natural Gas Prices Declining While Temperatures Increasing

Spring is upon us and the warmer temperatures these past couple of weeks have decreased demand for heating purposes. The U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA) has reported two consecutive weeks of natural gas storage injections. Natural gas storage levels are… Continue Reading →

Burton Energy Group Earns 2019 ENERGY STAR Partner of the Year – Sustained Excellence

Burton Energy Group is proud to announce that it received the 2019 ENERGY STAR® Partner of the Year – Sustained Excellence Award for continued leadership in protecting our environment through superior energy efficiency achievements. This is the fifth year in… Continue Reading →

A Trip to the Top…of an LNG Tank

The Women’s Energy Network of Atlanta recently hosted a tour of Southern Company Gas’s Cherokee LNG (liquified natural gas) facility in Ball Ground, GA. As LNG continues to play a larger role in the U.S. natural gas market, it was… Continue Reading →

Strong Production Balances Increased Demand for Recent Heating

Natural gas has spent this past week trading in a very tight range, not pushing past key resistance levels, or dropping below key support levels. The March contract settled at $2.855 per MMBtu, about a dime below the February settle,… Continue Reading →

Bears Return to the Natural Gas Market upon Warmer Weather Forecasts

Natural gas prices have returned to sub-$3 levels for the remainder of 2019, with only next winter trading just slightly above $3.00 per MMBtu. The February contract settled at $2.950 per MMBtu, 19% below the January settlement and the February… Continue Reading →

Natural Gas Changes the Tide to Start 2019

To kick off the new year, the natural gas market fully reversed the price rally in November, with above normal temperatures sending near term pricing drastically lower. After ending 2018 with a December settlement of $4.715 per MMBtu, the January… Continue Reading →

Natural Gas Rallies to Start Winter

The natural gas market has ended 2018 with a bang! After eleven months of settling near or below the $3 average, the December contract settled at $4.715 per MMBtu, the highest settlement since March 2014. Calendar year 2018 averaged $3.086… Continue Reading →

Frequent Flyer Club

It’s 8:00am Monday morning, it’s not a holiday (you think), and yet half of the office isn’t in yet. No, it’s not an episode of the Twilight Zone, it’s just happens to be another busy travel week at Burton! Over… Continue Reading →

Bulls Take Control at First Sign of Winter

The bullish sentiment has continued to increase in the natural gas market and November’s settlement of $3.185 per MMBtu seems like a minor speed bump in the push to higher pricing. The early arrival of some winter-like temperatures spurred the… Continue Reading →

Top 4 Ways to Prepare Your Building for the Winter Season

There are signs everywhere now – cool mornings, less daylight, leaves changing colors, football games, etc. That can only mean that winter and cold weather is right around the corner. As a follow-up to my earlier blog post about some… Continue Reading →

Volatility Returns to the Natural Gas Market

The bulls have come off the bench and taken control of the natural gas market in recent weeks. After dipping below $2.80 per MMBtu, early in the month, the October contract rolled off the board at $3.021 per MMBtu. This… Continue Reading →

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