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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. 
Rig Counts - (July 18, 2014)  Short and long term graphs of U.S., Canadian, Foreign and World Rotary Rig Count as well as U.S. Workover Rig Count.
Venezuela Once again a nation in crisis, possibly facing civil war with dire implications for oil prices.
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Crude Oil, Gasoline and Natural Gas Futures Prices

NYMEX Prices for July 28,
NYMEX Light Sweet Crude -0.42
ICE Brent -0.82
RBOB Gasoline NY Harbor -0.0161
Heating Oil NY Harbor -0.0278
NYMEX Natural Gas -0.034
Graphs: Oil & Gas Spot and Futures prices
Oil, Gas, Energy Prices, News & Issues:
In Victory for Kurds, Tanker Cleared to Offload Kurdish Oil in US
Huge blaze out of control in Tripoli battle
EIA: OPEC's 2013 oil export revenues fall 7%
UN Condemns Terrorist Oil Sales From Iraq, Syria
U.S. Official: Venezuela Threatened Aruba, Netherlands To Force Release Of Spy Chief
Crude Oil and Natural Gas Exploration - Rotary Rig Count: U.S. +12, Canada +14, International -6
Iraqi tribes take aim at ISIS in northern Iraq
Maliki furious over Jordan-hosted Sunni opposition conference
As U.S. kicks off crude oil exports, Iran casts a shadow in Asia
Anbar Tribes Planning Military Operation against ISIS
Has Last Christian Left Iraqi City of Mosul After 2000 Years?
Iraq's top cleric sends subtle message to Maliki: step aside
Libya seeks ceasefire as south Tripoli a militia 'war zone'
House Tells President Obama: No Combat Troops To Iraq Without Congressional Approval
Oil Stocks at Cushing Lowest Since í08 Widens WTI Prompt Premium
Iraq: Al-Maliki Rejects Iran's Urging to Step Down
Suicide bombing 'escalates' Libya violence, oil output slips
Escalating denunciations of purported coup plots instill fear in Venezuela's opposition
Trial of Venezuelan opposition leader opens
Angola's Goal to Rival Nigerian Oil Output Aided by Eni
OPECís Two-Decade Ride on Global Growth Stalls
No End to Christian Suffering as Iraq Staggers in Turmoil
100 candidates vie for Iraq presidency in sign system is out of control
Suicide attack escalates Libya violence, oil output slips
Oil Prices Rise Above $104; Natural Gas Sinks
Natural Gas Futures Slide to 7-Month Low on Mild Weather
Amid Worries Over Iraq, Kurdish Official Says West Has a Choice
China's oil imports from Iran rise nearly 50 pct Jan-June
Marcellus continues to defy expectations, driving US gas production ever higher
Delta Deal to Bring U.S. Crude to Pennsylvania Refinery
Former Nigerian OPEC Secretary-General Lukman Dies at 75
Commercial Production Begins at Chevron's New Premium Base Oil Plant
Venezuela's loss of thousands of oil workers has been other countries' gain
Libya Ports Halted by Rebels May Still Be Weeks From Loading Oil
Oil jumps as crude supplies fall, Ukraine worries return
Natural gas futures plunge to 6-month low after bearish storage data
Assassination, airport shelling deepen Libya's chaos
Oil price rises on inventory draw, China growth
Shell claims first Gulf Oil discovery with CNOOC
China moves Vietnam row oil rig
Oil price rises on delayed Libyan port restarts, improved China growth
Libya oil production up to 588000 bpd: acting oil minister
Barzani: America, Turkey will not block Kurdish independence
Military assessment says Iraqi units infiltrated by ISIS, Iran-backed militiamen
Top Marine Commander: Iraq Chaos Shows Costs of US Withdrawal
Arctic Natural Gas: Location, Location, Location (Stinks, Stinks, Stinks)
Iraq names moderate Sunni parliament speaker in move to break political deadlock
Oil Price steady as signs of healthy supply tempered by Libya violence

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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