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Rig Counts - (November 20, 2015Rig count hits a new low. It is at the lowest level since April 19, 2002. Oil rigs resume decline. Short and long term graphs of U.S., Canadian, Foreign and World Rotary Rig Count as well as U.S. Workover Rig Count
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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 November 30, 2015
NYMEX Light Sweet Crude -0.06
ICE Brent -0.25
RBOB Gasoline NY Harbor -0.0318
Heating Oil NY Harbor -0.0155
NYMEX Natural Gas +0.023
Graphs: Oil & Gas Spot and Futures prices
Oil, Gas, Energy Prices, News & Issues:
Oil prices: Russia risks financial crisis if oil falls below $30 a barrel
OPEC November oil output rises, led by Iraq, Saudi Arabia: survey
Oil Bulls Brace for Repeat of OPEC's Bearish Blow at Meeting
ISIS is preparing a 'backup' capital in case its major center in Syria falls
Iraq blames Iran after thousands of pilgrims storm border crossing
Oil rises, traders take positions ahead of OPEC meeting
OPEC meeting and economic data set the tone for crude this week
Kuwait Oil Minister Leaves Post Days Before OPEC Meeting
Oil prices slide amid oversupply worries
Iran says revival of OPEC export quotas 'very difficult': IRNA
OPEC officials question upbeat outlook ahead of policy meeting

Crude Oil and Natural Gas Exploration - Rotary Rig Count: U.S. -13, Canada +18
Oil Deal of the Year: Mexico Set for $6 Billion Windfall
Iran Sweetens Terms for Oil Investors Ahead of End of Sanctions
China, not OPEC cuts, 'holds key to oil rebound'
'Lower for Longer': The Logical Consensus
OPEC to stay the course despite fears of $20 oil
Oil edges up further after big rally on increased Mideast risk
Iran expects nuclear deal to be implemented in early January
Introducing the New OPEC Member That Likes Lower Oil Prices
Iran says US has plan to divide Iraq, pleads with Iraqis to resist
Oil rises on Middle East tensions, weaker US dollar
Turkey downs Russian warplane near Syria border, Moscow denies airspace violation
Will Cheap Natural Gas Box Out Investments In Advanced Coal And Nuclear Energy?
Saudi Oil Minister Says OPEC With Others to Stabilize Market
Iran seeking to increase its oil production within Opecís existing ceiling
Algeria sees energy earnings, reserves plunging
Warring tribes in southern Libya sign peace deal
Russia resumes nuclear trade with Iran as sanctions lifted

UAE oil minister defends OPEC's decision not to cut production
Al-Naimi calls for joint action by Arab states over energy
Saudi Arabia 'planning war of attrition with Russia's oil industry'
Saudi Arabia will host conference to unite Syrian opposition
OPEC Targets U.S. Shale, But Hits Canada Instead
Saudi Oil Minister Says OPEC With Others to Stabilize Market
Big oil writes off $US38 billion in assets in September quarter, Energy Information Administration says
In Guyana, a Land Dispute With Venezuela Escalates Over Oil
Libya's civil war has allowed Islamic State to consolidate its position there
IAEA's coming report on Iran will likely give more fodder to deal's critics
Islamic State tightens grip in central Libya with executions: UN
Putin Says Sinai Plane Crash Was Caused by Terror Attack
Platts Survey: OPEC Pumps 31.08 Million Barrels of Crude Oil Per Day in October
US approves $1.29 billion sale of smart bombs to Saudi Arabia
Obama rules out US troops on ground to fight Islamic State
Iran warns IS against approaching its borders
Will The EU's Smoking Gun Kill The Halliburton-Baker Hughes Merger
OPEC Says Oil-Inventory Glut Is Biggest in at Least a Decade
Saudi Arabia took an 'unprecedented step' amid reports of a coup
Russia's Oil Rivalry With Saudis Masks the Bigger Iranian Threat
Tank-Car Lease Rates Plummet on Weak Crude-By-Rail Demand, Low Crude Prices
OPEC battling for US crude market share, while Chinese commodity woes persist

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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