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Rig Count News - March 24, 2017  US rig count is up 20. Oil drilling rigs are up 21 and gas was down 1. Canadian drilling was down 91. Click on the link for detailed tables and graphs of U.S. and Canada. Foreign rig count was up 23 in February.
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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 March 27, 2017
NYMEX Light Sweet Crude -0.24
ICE Brent -0.05
RBOB Gasoline NY Harbor +0.0141
Heating Oil NY Harbor +0.0049
NYMEX Natural Gas -0.024
Graphs: Oil & Gas Spot and Futures prices
Links to Oil, Gas, Energy Prices, News & Issues:
Libya's oil output down 252,000 bpd after shutdown at Sharara, Wafa fields
Oil has been placed in the Dakota Access Pipeline
WoodMac: Surge in oil hedging could worsen US supply glut
Hurricane makes 'largest undeveloped' oil find in UK waters
Saudi Arabia lowers tax on Aramco from 85% to 50%
Saudi Aramco Tax Slashed Ahead of What May Be Biggest IPO
Kuwait- Oil Min. content with conformity to slash oil output
OPEC, non-OPEC to look at extending oil-output cut by six months
Saudi Arabia in talks with NYSE for Aramco IPO, says Jubeir
Crude Oil and Natural Gas Exploration. U,S +20, Canada -91, International +23
Oil Drops for Week on U.S. Supplies Before OPEC, Allies Meet
OPEC Cuts Pad Wallets of North American Heavy Oil Producers
Kinder Morgan plans 430-mile Permian natural gas pipeline
14 Nations Urge Venezuela to 'Re-Establish Democracy' Amid Food and Fuel Shortages
Russian links with Libya general 'undeniable,' US general claims
Algeria's Sonatrach to invest $50b, boost crude output
Maduro's awkward TV shows raise hackles amid Venezuela crisis
Saudi pledges stable oil supply as market confused by data
Tech Miracle In U.S. Shale Is A Media Myth
Libya’s major ports get ready to resume crude shipments after clashes
Saudi Aramco Plans $2 Billion Debut Bond Ahead of IPO
GOLDMAN: OPEC's oil production cuts were smart but they're having unintended consequences
Opec and Russia risk a lost decade as shale revolution spreads
Misery Seen From Space Too Much for This Venezuela Bonds Fan
Libya Ports Prepare to Ship Oil as Workers Return After Clashes
Non-OPEC producers deliver 64 percent of pledged oil output cuts in Feb
OPEC cuts make global crude supply lighter and sweeter
Fresh clashes in Tripoli threaten fragile ceasefire
OPEC Can't Count on American Drivers to Help Boost Oil Prices
EIA Reports Natural Gas Inventories Decline 53 Bcf, Prices Test Support
How Iran Will Out-Produce Qatar at World's Biggest Gas Field
Oil halts losing streak with more than 2% rebound
OAS head says Venezuela should hold elections or face suspension from bloc

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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