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Top 3 Energy Headlines from September

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 We’re looking back at some of our most popular stories from September 2017 – and there’s one common theme: hurricane impacts.

The Atlantic hurricane season begins in June and ends on November 30th and so far, 2017 is on pace to be one of the most active hurricane seasons in United States history.

“The 2017 Atlantic hurricane season is now among the top 10 all-time most active seasons on-record,” said’s Jonathan Erdman.

Thirteen named storms happened as of September 30, with five of them being a Category 3 or stronger.

With such a flurry of activity – we reported on the storms’ impacts on energy production and pricing.

Top Story: Energy Market Update

Our top most viewed blog post in September was our Energy Market Update for September 18.  Tim Bigler, senior market strategist for Direct Energy Business, looked at how the storms and upcoming (and uncertain) winter weather could impact energy demand.

Bigler updated us again on October 2. Here’s his video:

#2: Hurricane Harvey’s Energy Impact

Number two on our list of most-viewed blog posts is The Energy Impacts of Hurricane Harvey.

This piece looked at how Harvey’s catastrophic flooding impacted Texas and Louisiana and how the storm made gas prices rise across the nation.

#3: How Will Hurricane Season Impact Energy Prices

To round out our top three posts, yet another piece on hurricane impacts.

In this post, we looked back into the history books to see what major weather events can do to energy prices.

The key takeaways are:

  • Weather influences natural gas and electricity prices
  • Hurricanes threaten energy prices and infrastructure
  • Natural gas production is vastly different today – therefore changing how hurricanes impact the market.


Our main goal here on the Direct Energy Business blog is to keep you informed. As hurricane season continues – make sure you’re staying on top of the energy market. We make it easy for you – subscribe to our market updates and we’ll send you the information you need right to your email inbox. 

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Posted: October 13, 2017