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Texas Heat Could Increase Natural Gas Prices This Summer

Once again, it’s supposed to be a scorching hot summer in Texas, with record breaking electricity demand. And why not? Texas has 29 million people, regularly sees temperatures rise into the 90s and 100s on sweltering summer days, and is easily our largest power consumer, using 50% more electricity than California. Nearly 100% of homes in Texas use air […]

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Trade Wars: Energy in the Marionette Theatre

By: Chris Amstutz Puppet Master: (Noun) “A person, group, or country that covertly controls another” The weird thing about having such an unreserved President in office has been the rather predictable, unpredictability. One day we hear about alleged affairs with porn stars, but we know it will quickly be forgotten the next day when North […]

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Nuclear Power: The Half-Life of an Industry

By: Chris Amstutz What images come to mind when you hear the term “Nuclear Power”?  If it is 3 eyed fish, rivers of fluorescent glowing matter or people in haz-mat suits, you aren’t too far off from most people.  Shows like The Simpsons have been painting a satirically negative view of the nuclear industry for […]

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What Happened…A Market Review

By: Chris Amstutz Last fall we witnessed Donald Trump accomplish the improbable by defeating Hillary Clinton in the US Presidential Election. This fall we have seen a surge in Texas power futures, and many are again left wondering, what happened? While the results of a US Presidential Election may be moderately more important (sarcasm), I […]

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We Forecasted The 2017 NYMEX Correctly, Did Your Consultant?

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

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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