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Energetek’s blog on business tips, becoming & staying a successful entrepreneur, and everything else to get you through your work week.

2312, 2021

2021: A Year End Review

December 23rd, 2021|Business Owner, Energy, Interview, Just For Fun|

Ahhhhh 2021, the ugly stepsister of 2020. This year we navigated what the “new normal” looked like when put into practice. The world navigated going back to work in various hybrid approaches while never realizing how many times in one year we would use the word “hybrid.” We overcame covid [...]

2009, 2021

Europe’s Energy Crisis and Record High Natural Gas Prices: September Continues to Bring Volatility

September 20th, 2021|Business Tips, Energy|

September is certainly going out with a bang. This month has brought more volatility in the energy market than we have seen since 2014. Normally a more favorable pricing time, this month has blessed us with above-average temperatures averaging around 80 degrees, hurricanes, and natural gas prices breaking through [...]

1105, 2021

Market Update: Natural Gas-Fired Generation On The Decline

May 11th, 2021|Climate Change, Energy, Sustainability|

So far, 2021 has left much to be desired in regards to natural gas. Lower production and higher heating demand have given way to substantially higher prices. The Texas freeze did nothing to help this, causing an additional increase in February. Henry Hub averaged $2.83/MMBtu from January through March. This a $0.88/MMBtu increase from the same time last year.   [...]

204, 2021

Etek Service Feature: Energy Decision Software

April 2nd, 2021|Business Owner, Business Tips, Energy, Manufacturing|

Utility Management for Multiple Sites For our multi-facility clients, energy management isn't always cohesive between locations; that's where EDS comes in. Through Energy Decision Software, your power and natural gas accounts sync in realtime, bringing administrative ease to your energy portfolio. Based on how you operate, each of [...]

2302, 2021

The Perfect Storm: What the Hell Happened in Texas and How to Fix the Problem for the Future

February 23rd, 2021|Climate Change, Energy, Manufacturing, News|

A winter storm pummeled the heartland that left millions without power – highlighting the holes in Texas’ power grid.  By noon on February 16th, more than 4.4 million people (about twice the population of New Mexico) were without power after the second wave of what would be a deadly winter storm, hit the Lone [...]

912, 2020

Year End Review: The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly of 2020 

December 9th, 2020|Business Owner, Business Tips|

Here we are. Another year in the books. I speak for both of us when I say that it feels like we have aged 5 years in the past 12 months. Between the global pandemic, election, murder hornets, record breaking hurricane season and waking up every morning feeling like it is Ground Hog’s Day; we are ALL ready to close this chapter.   2020 [...]

2610, 2020

Cold Storage Proves to be a Cash Cow in the Covid Era and Beyond

October 26th, 2020|Energy, Real Estate|

The initial panic of the pandemic that left store shelves barren of hygienic products like sanitizer and even various meat products, shed light on the weaknesses in the world’s supply chain. Because of this, larger logistic companies are circling the “small guys” in cold warehousing and distribution like a shark feeding frenzy.   The inefficiencies of smaller, independent facilities lie in outdated [...]

2109, 2020

Liquid Gold: Wall Street Sets Out to Trade a New Commodity

September 21st, 2020|Energy, News|

Climate change is real. As if the fires out west, hurricanes in the Gulf, and the moderate winters didn’t underline this sentiment; Wall street is reminding us that climate change is VERY real by starting to trade futures contracts on California’s water supply. This is the first of its kind in the U.S., making this a [...]

809, 2020

How Timed-Buying Strategies Help Your Business

September 8th, 2020|Business Owner, Business Tips, Energy|

Timed-buying is a strategy that should be used during every energy supply negotiation. Brokers, great brokers that is, guide clients in determining how much energy to contract, which product to use, and for how long the term should be. With the goal of best meeting their client's energy needs, [...]

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