The Burn

GETCHOICE! blog, The Burn, is an extensive and diverse selection of posts on all the latest energy news including technology, politics and business. Our goal is to open pathways for productive conversation, as well as examine GETCHOICE!'s place in the world of energy. Engage with us! If you have a comment, question or would like to learn more about our services, please contact us.

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Everyone Is an Energy Expert… So They Think

July 19, 2022 - GENERAL Mattingly Natural Gas Oil Politics Strategic Procurement

By: Matthew Mattingly Gas Prices GIFfrom Gas GIFs 123 Everyone seems to have strong opinions on the high energy prices impacting our country (and the rest of the world).  Record high prices at the pump, coinciding with historically high prices for all fossil fuels have more people talking about energy supply and demand than I […]

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LNG Windfall Winners – Not the Usual Suspects

June 23, 2021 - GENERAL Mattingly Natural Gas Politics Strategic Procurement

By: Matthew Mattingly The ever-changing energy landscape has proven its prowess again with the recent evolution of Liquified Natural Gas (LNG) markets. Staying ahead of these trends requires a voracious reader willing to scour articles, blogs, and even Twitter. Books are slightly less of a requirement yet, I recently found myself reading Meghan L. O’Sullivan’s […]

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Five Years and Fifty Blogs Later

May 20, 2021 - Amstutz Electricity Energy Management Solution G.E.T CONNECTED GENERAL Mattingly Natural Gas Politics Strategic Procurement

Choice! Energy Management’s blog, The Burn, is an extensive and diverse selection of posts on all the latest energy news including technology, politics and business. Our goal is to open pathways for productive conversation, as well as examine Choice’s place in the world of energy. Where has the time gone? Five years ago, Choice! Energy […]

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Domo Arigato, Mr. Robotic Process Automation

July 21, 2020 - Energy Management Solution G.E.T CONNECTED GENERAL Mattingly

By: Matthew Mattingly Styx Mr Roboto GIF from Styx GIFs The term Robotic Process Automation may have a different definition depending on the person or reference.  To my wife, the term Robotic Process may conjure the image of a dance move that her husband does WAY TOO early and often at parties. However, we will […]

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Strategery

June 3, 2019 - GENERAL Mattingly Strategic Procurement

By: Matthew Mattingly I often get asked what separates Choice! Energy Management from our competition. Usually I respond with the word “Strategery” to describe our services. Not only does it typically get a smirk from those that remember the classic Bush v Gore SNL skit, but it gets people to quickly associate Choice with a […]

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Did You See Those Prices?

January 8, 2018 - Amstutz Mattingly Natural Gas Weather

By: Matthew Mattingly & Chris Amstutz The Arcticgeddon, Snowmageddon, Bomb Cyclone Blizzard, or whatever you want to call it, just brought harsh winter weather to the Eastern Seaboard. This storm boasted 60+ mph blizzard winds and serves as the exclamation point for a wild two weeks of record low temperatures for the region and the […]

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Just The Facts, Give Me The Facts!

November 1, 2017 - Mattingly Natural Gas

By: Matthew Mattingly Alright, so we heard you loud and clear. You love the information in the Bulls & Bears report, but you don’t have time to read the full report.  You need something quick and you need something easy. That way you can get back to what you do best…your job. Which is why […]

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Did Trump Save Coal?

September 26, 2017 - Amstutz Electricity GENERAL Mattingly Natural Gas

by Chris Amstutz / Matthew Mattingly It was around this time last year that in the heat of the presidential campaign, we witnessed a full committal to the coal industry by Donald Trump. “A lot of people are going to be put back to work, a lot of coal miners are going back to work,” […]

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We Forecasted The 2017 NYMEX Correctly, Did Your Consultant?

August 21, 2017 - Energy Management Solution GENERAL Mattingly

by Matthew Mattingly Budgeting & Forecasting is an essential part of a comprehensive energy consulting program. This service not only ensures clients have an accurate picture of their future energy spend, but it also allows clients to effectively evaluate future energy contracts. Many energy consultants offer “budgeting” or “forecasting” as one of their services, but […]

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7 Ways CESConnect Provides Automation to YOUR Business

April 27, 2017 - Energy Management Solution G.E.T CONNECTED GENERAL Mattingly

by Nicole Bushong and Matthew Mattingly We live in an age of automation. Manual processing has been eliminated; replaced by technology improvements that are both quicker and more efficient. Of course you don’t need an energy consulting firm to tell you this simple fact. Just look around in your daily lives to see how much […]

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Trump Effect # 2 – U.S. Natural Gas Exports to Mexico

March 21, 2017 - GENERAL Mattingly Natural Gas

by Matthew Mattingly The best thing about Trump being president has to be political arguments. Not for me personally, but just watching others get in heated “discussions” because so many people love him or just flat out hate him no matter what he does. What is even more fun is starting political arguments. Nothing beats […]

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NYMEX Purchase (Yea…Now May Be The Time)

March 8, 2017 - GENERAL Mattingly Natural Gas

by Matthew Mattingly The NYMEX natural gas market has been depressed for a while now, even more so than the plot of Manchester by the Sea. Thanks to the shale era at the start of this decade, the NYMEX natural gas market has traded at historical lows. Furthermore, it’s been a rare occurrence for an […]

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The Trump Effect: What does it mean for Natural Gas Production?

February 24, 2017 - GENERAL Mattingly Natural Gas

by Matthew Mattingly Love him or hate him, Donald Trump is officially the President of the United States and he is not taking long to put his campaign promises into action. Immigration, border walls, trans-pacific partnership and transgender bathrooms are just a few of the items that have been discussed or placed in executive orders. […]

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The Green and the Black…A Book Review

February 15, 2017 - Electricity GENERAL Mattingly Natural Gas

by Matthew Mattingly Book reviews do not make the best blog entries. I get that, but sometimes the right book comes around that you need to share with your closest energy friends on the interwebs. That’s how I feel after just finishing The Green and the Black a book that discusses the fracking industry. Unlike […]

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