The Burn

Stay In The Know! The Choice Energy Services blog keeps readers up to date with latest news and updates affecting the energy industry.


Sustainability…What the wha?

by Scott Armbruster   Sustainability is a word that over the last 5 years has taken the energy industry by storm.  Merriam-Webster defines sustainability as: “1: capable of being sustained.  2a: of, relating to, or being a method of harvesting or using a resource so that the resource is not depleted or permanently damaged. 2b: […]

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That Escalated Quickly – NYMEX Natural Gas Prices

by Matthew Mattingly The Bulls finally had enough, well at least for a little while. For over 2 years the Bears continued to put downward pressure on the NYMEX natural gas market. Supported by record production and excess supply, the Bears moved NYMEX pricing to levels not seen since Bush was president…that is George HW […]

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Up, Up and Away!

by Rory Fabian Before the recent uptick in pricing of natural gas, we were seeing NYMEX at its lowest levels in YEARS. This was tremendous news for the end user because, as we know, electricity pricing will go down if Natural Gas is cheap, right? Well, natural gas, among other commodities, plays a big role in […]

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Are We There Yet?

by Scott Armbruster Are we there yet? …Are we there yet?…I’m Hungry!….Are we there yet? Yes, its vacation season. It’s time to continue the American tradition of hitting the road on long car trips while listening to your kids ask a hundred times…“are we there yet?” This simple, four word question coming from the back […]

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What’s This in My Supply Contract?

by Scott Armbruster What the hell are these terms listed in my electricity supply contract? It lists many different cost components such as: Capacity Performance, FERC 745, Nodal Congestion, Winter Reliability, Transmission Enhancements, Line Losses, Auction Revenue Rights, Material Adverse Change and that’s just half of them. Are these included in my price? Do I need […]

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How Low Can it Go? – Rig Counts

by Matthew Mattingly Low pricing has been much the talk over the last few years in the energy industry. Low prices started in the natural gas industry, moved to natural gas liquids (ethane, propane, or anything else that ends with -ane), and finally hit the oil markets at the end of 2014. The drop in pricing […]

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