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Rig Count News - November 22, 2017  U.S. rig count is up 8. Rigs targeting oil are up 9 and gas rigs are down 1. Canadian rig count was up 7 rigs with oil down 2 and gas up 9. Follow the link for detailed tables and graphs of U.S. and Canada.
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Coal, CO2 and Limitations of Energy Policy

Oil Price History and Analysis - 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.
OPEC Issues and Analysis: Articles written over several years analyzing the decisions faced by the Organization of Petroleum Exporting Countries.
National Energy Policy - The report to the President.
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Crude Oil, Gasoline and Natural Gas Futures Prices

NYMEX Prices for November 24, 2017
NYMEX Light Sweet Crude +0.93 $58.95
ICE Brent
+0.31 $63.86
RBOB Gasoline NY Harbor +0.0201  $1.7880
Heating Oil NY Harbor +0.0203  $1.529
NYMEX Natural Gas -0.155 $2813
Links to Oil, Gas, Energy Prices, News & Issues:
U.S. crude tops two-year high as Keystone outage hits supply
Russia-OPEC Agree on Framework to Extend Oil Cuts
Crude Oil and Natural Gas Exploration: U.S. +8, Canada +7, International -21

Venezuela arrests head of US refiner Citgo in graft sweep
Indian Oil Corp studies renewed Venezuelan crude purchases
US crude pares gains, but lingers near 2-year high
OPEC, Russia have showdown over US shale drilling ahead of meeting
Saudi Graft Suspects Are Starting to Make Payments for Freedom
Oil eases as traders, investors grow edgy ahead of OPEC
Keystone Looks More Critical Thanks to Venezuelan, Mexican Woes
Nebraska regulators approve Keystone XL pipeline route in win for Trump
Saudi Aramco shuts Jeddah refinery indefinitely
Keystone pipeline spill pushes oil higher, fuels TransCanada opponents
Saudi Arabia says OPEC should extend cuts in meeting this month
Senate panel adopts Murkowski plan to lease ANWR to meet budget
Keystone oil pipeline leaks in South Dakota, as Nebraska weighs XL
Saudi Arabia swapping assets for freedom of some held in graft purge
Russia is said to waver on length of Opec oil-cuts extension
Oil expert Dan Yergin on why Venezuela could cause a ‘big shock’ to the markets
Zimbabwe's Coup, Venezuela's Default, And The Ongoing Failure Of Socialism [OpEd]
Angola president dismisses Sonangol chair Isabel dos Santos
About 75,000 bpd of Gulf oil output still shut after Shell fire
Oil prices slide after IEA casts doubt over demand outlook
IEA: World Energy Outlook 2017: A world in transformation
Secretary Zinke proposes largest oil and gas lease sale in US history
UAE's oil minister optimistic over extension of production cut
Venezuela crude output hits 28-year low - OPEC
Venezuela's Bondholder Meeting Is a Bust as S&P Declares Default
OPEC Boosts 2018 Demand Forecast, Signaling Faster Rebalancing
BP CEO: Venezuela Is a Bigger Concern Than the Middle East for Oil Industry
Venezuela's debt problem: To default or to pay
Why $84 Billion From China Can't Buy a U.S. East Gas Hub
Bahrain says Iran behind oil pipeline explosion
Saudi Arabia Boosts Oil Security as Iran Denies Pipeline Attack
What the Saudi Arrests Mean for the Kingdom's Oil Policy

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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