The Burn

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Strange Times: Natural Gas Storage Level – Remastered

September 14, 2022 - Amstutz Energy Management Solution Natural Gas Strategic Procurement Weather

By Chris Amstutz No Spoilers The fall season inherently breeds uncertainty. Questions like, will the weather be 80 degrees and sunny, or 50 and rainy? Is the Stranger Things cast too old to be believable anymore? Or the most important, troubling question of them all, will natural gas storage levels be at unsustainably low levels […]

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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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Shoot Me Straight: Is Biden Wrecking Energy Markets?

April 5, 2022 - Amstutz Electricity Ercot GENERAL Natural Gas Oil Politics Strategic Procurement

By: Chris Amstutz We regret to inform you; the politicians are back at it again. We have commented on politics in energy numerous times in the past, and today we look to address the volley of energy headlines that have come out in recent weeks. Like every topic, there is nuance and gray area that […]

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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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ERCOT Disaster: MythBusters

February 25, 2021 - Amstutz Electricity Ercot Natural Gas Nuclear Power Politics Strategic Procurement Weather

By: Chris Amstutz The winter storm of the century in the energy capital of the world has frozen all preconceived notions of the Electric “Reliability” Council of Texas. As the snow melts and the plumbing repairs begin, the analysts at Choice! Energy Management find solace in aiding Texans through these difficult times. With any natural […]

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Holiday Movies as Natural Gas Fundamentals

December 7, 2020 - Amstutz GENERAL Natural Gas Strategic Procurement

By: Chris Amstutz via GIPHY The NYMEX natural gas market was not exempt from the craziness of this year. Compared to 2019 price volatility was up 50%, and we recorded the lowest price since 1991 ($1.482 on 6/25). Of the 236 days traded so far this year, 134 of those days traded below the $2.00 […]

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The Energy Wizards of Oz: Trump & Biden 2020

September 23, 2020 - Amstutz Electricity GENERAL Natural Gas Nuclear Power Politics Strategic Procurement

By: Chris Amstutz Never have we had Presidential candidates with such diametrically opposed energy policies. We have spoken in previous blogs about the intertwined climate/energy policy debate, and now we have been led up to the fork in the proverbial yellow brick road. Will we get behind the Tinman, Joe Biden, and grease the gears […]

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Independence Day: The Natural Gas Market

July 1, 2020 - Amstutz GENERAL Natural Gas Strategic Procurement

via GIPHY The only thing that could make 2020 more unbelievable would be massive alien saucers hovering over major US cities. COVID-19 continues to linger, election rhetoric is heating up, and NYMEX Natural Gas just broke the record for its LOWEST MONTHLY PRICE SETTLEMENT IN 25 YEARS. With the July contract settling at $1.495/MMBtu, preconceived […]

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Choppy Waters: Power Market Volatility

January 30, 2020 - Amstutz Electricity GENERAL Strategic Procurement

By: Chris Amstutz Businesses across the country are taking notice of the rapidly changing power generation mix. Is it simply due to the sight of wind and solar farms popping up along the highway? No, rather it is due to something more vital: their bottom line. From California, to Texas, to the Northeast, the impacts […]

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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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