Winter Forecasts (Not So) Set In Stone: Remastered

By: Chris Amstutz With thousands of years of human technological advances you would think your local weatherperson could prepare everyone for the upcoming winter. Winter is coming (insert your favorite Game of Throne meme here) and unfortunately forecasts more than 7 days out are still iffy from most meteorologists. That is why many would rather […]

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Risky Business: A New Era in Energy

By: Chris Amstutz Natural gas and electricity markets are going through a fundamental change. These markets are coming of age and the idea of prices falling in the future is as innocent as a young Tom Cruise picking a fight with a hustler. Gone are the days of U.S. prices being sheltered from global influences, […]

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LNG Windfall Winners – Not the Usual Suspects

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

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

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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The Energy Wizards of Oz: Trump & Biden 2020

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

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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