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Rig Count News - June 16, 2017  US rig count is up 118. Oil drilling rigs are up  and gas rigs decreased by 3. Canadian drilling was up 11 rigs. Click on the link for detailed tables and graphs of U.S. and Canada.
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Oil Price History and AnalysisUpdated 1869 - 2011. This history of oil prices has 152 years of oil prices and the economic and political events that shaped the price: wars, economy, domestic policy, embargoes, OPEC and price controls.
Measures of Petroleum Dependence and Vulnerability in OECD Countries Examines energy security, petroleum dependence, and petroleum vulnerability of the major consuming countries.  Originally published in Middle East Economic Survey
The Coming Energy Crisis? Parallels with earlier energy crises underscore US vulnerability to oil supply shocks today. This summary of our research appeared in the Oil and Gas Journal the first in a series on Global Energy Security. 
Venezuela Once again a nation in crisis, possibly facing civil war with dire implications for oil prices.
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NYMEX Prices for June 23, 2017
NYMEX Light Sweet Crude +0.27
ICE Brent +0.32
RBOB Gasoline NY Harbor -0.0004
Heating Oil NY Harbor +0.0061
NYMEX Natural Gas +0.035
Graphs: Oil & Gas Spot and Futures prices
Links to Oil, Gas, Energy Prices, News & Issues:
Saudi-Led Bloc Seeks Diplomatic Fix to Impasse With Qatar
Crude Oil and Natural Gas Exploration: U.S. +8, Canada +11, International +1

Oil creeps up from 10-month low, down nearly 4 percent on week
Key Chavistas Abandon Maduro as Crisis Intensifies
Arab states demand Qatar closes Jazeera, cuts back ties to Iran (Reuters)
Arab states issue list of demands to end Qatar crisis (Al Jazeera)
Venezuela's Maduro confronts perils of his reliance on the military
Venezuela's PDVSA to buy up to 17 fuel cargoes on the open market -tenders
Oil drops to 10-month low; biggest first-half slide in 20 years
This is the real reason we’re ‘drowning in oil,’ says Ed Yardeni
Iran says OPEC considering deeper output cuts, delegates sceptical
Saudi King’s Surprise Shakeup Clears Son’s Path to the Throne
Saudi Prince's Rise to Power Caps Two Years of Seismic Change
Oil Bears Are Back as Prices Fall and Driller Shares Take a Hit
Saudi Arabia's oil reserves jump on tax move ahead of IPO: Rystad

EQT Corp to acquire Rice Energy for $6.7 billion
Eni Leads Big Oil's Grab of Shallow-Water Prospects Off Mexico
Saudis See Oil Market Balance Despite Added Libyan Barrels
Venezuela walks out of Americas summit in Mexico
Saudi Arabia Says Iranian Guards in Custody After Boat Seized
Saudi oil exports seen falling below 7mn bpd in summer
Oil Extends Slump as U.S. Fuel Glut Leaves Market Disheartened
Shale drillers may be digging own hole as oil flirts with $40
Tiny Qatar refuses to bend on foreign policy despite a blockade by other Persian Gulf nations
Record 2018 Consumption Will be Outstripped by Massive Non-OPEC Supply Growth: IEA
It's Getting Snarky in the Oil Market
Qatar Crisis Spills Into Libya, Tangling Glencore in Oil Dispute
Oil settles up before API reports surprise US crude build
The Lonely Drifting Oil Tanker That Signals OPEC's Struggle
Oil Edges Up Above $46 as Saudi Arabia Sees Supply Glut Easing
Venezuela court rejects call to stop constitution rewrite
Oil settles higher as market looks ahead to fresh data for guidance
Delfin Project Gains US Approval to Export LNG
Venezuela's Chief Prosecutor Urges Venezuelans to Reject Maduro's  Constitution Rewrite
Shell Diverts U.S. LNG Cargo to Dubai
Crude Oil's Biggest Tumble Since March Shown in Three Charts
Iraqi Oil Floods Into US After Saudi Arabia Cuts Back
Iraqi Kurds plan independence referendum on Sept. 25
Factbox: Impact of Qatar's deepening diplomatic crisis on shipping, oil Platts
Iran heads toward the Iraq-Syria border (OpEd)
The Latest: Iran state media says 12 killed in twin attacks
Twin Attacks Hit Iran's Parliament And Khomeini Mausoleum; ISIS Claims Responsibility
Committee forwards FERC nominations to full Senate for final approval
Dakota Access Pipeline enters commercial service
Energy Transfer Partners to build Permian Express 3 pipeline
Arab powers sever Qatar ties, widening rift among U.S. allies
Saudi Aramco warned by lawyers on New York IPO litigation risks: FT
Big oil, small U.S. towns see new reward in old production technique

Oil falls 1 per cent on rising U.S. drilling fears, supply glut

Graphs Oil and Natural Gas Prices
Futures Prices Spot Prices
NYMEX Crude Oil WTI Cushing, Oklahoma
Brent Crude Oil Brent Spot
RBOB Gasoline Gasoline - New York Harbor
Heating Oil Heating Oil - New York Harbor
NYMEX Natural Gas Natural Gas Henry Hub Louisiana
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