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Rig Count News - June 24, 2016  US rig count is down 3. Oil drilling was down 7 and gas was up 4. Canadian drilling was up 7. Total US rig count is now 4 higher than lowest level since Baker Hughes started reporting the data in 1949. Click on the link for a detailed table and graphs of U.S. Foreign rig count was down 39 in April.
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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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Crude Oil, Gasoline and Natural Gas Futures Prices

NYMEX Prices for June 27
, 2016
NYMEX Light Sweet Crude -1.31
ICE Brent -1.25
RBOB Gasoline NY Harbor -0.0286
Heating Oil NY Harbor -0.0261
NYMEX Natural Gas +0.054
Graphs: Oil & Gas Spot and Futures prices
Oil, Gas, Energy Prices, News & Issues:
Iran's new oil investment contract to be ready this summer
Saudi Arabia's Aramco and Sabic sign crude-to-chemicals study agreement
Venezuela's Oil Output Decline Accelerates as Drillers Go Unpaid
Cheap Gasoline and a 3-Day Weekend to Fuel Record July 4 Travel
Iran's new oil investment contract to be ready this summer, minister said
Algeria oil and gas output on the rise -Sonatrach
Turkey, Israel, Qatar, Saudi Arabia: A new alliance of stability in the Middle East
Libya PM says only united military can defeat IS
Rosneft Agrees to Sell Siberia Stake as Putin Boosts China Ties
Saudi Arabia, UAE see Brexit having little impact on their financial institutions
Falluja: Iraq PM Haider al-Abadi hails recapture from IS
Iran shelling inside Kurdistan Region
Crude Oil and Natural Gas Exploration: Rotary Rig Count U.S. -3, Canada +7, International +9
Crude oil prices slammed after Britain votes to leave EU
Oil prices dive as Britain votes to leave EU
Iraq: Kurds and Iran eye an oil deal
Raymond James: Get Ready for $80 Oil
Saudi Arabia Declares Cease-Fire in Oil War
OPEC petroleum export revenue down by nearly half in 2015
Libya: Sirte plans for life after Daesh
OPEC Says Its Oil Revenue Plunges $438 Billion to 10-Year Low
Top general: U.S. strategy against ISIS in Libya makes no sense
Is Mohammed bin Salman gaining the upper hand in Saudi Arabia?'
We are desperate': Iraqis flee Fallujah, only to find another nightmare
Rosneft's Sechin says Saudi Arabia, US and Russia call shots on oil markets
Libya conflict: Mystery blast kills dozens in western town
Saudi Arabia's crude oil exports fall in April despite high output  Note: Beware of headlines: Crude exports down 97,000 b/d but refined product exports up 183,000 b/d and production up 38,000 b/d
'We're living worse than in a war': Venezuela's deepening economic crisis
China seeks to renegotiate Venezuela loans
California power grid prepares for heatwave, possible natgas shortage
US shale producers confound Opec and eye new chapter as oil returns to $50
OPEC Has Its Way as China Oil Output Cut by Most in 15 Years
In the Saudi-Iran Oil Clash, Riyadh Gains an Edge

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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