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Rig Count News - October 13, 2017  U.S. rig count is down 8. Rigs targeting oil are down 5 and gas rigs are down 2. Canadian rig count was up 3 rigs. 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.
Links to oil, gas and general energy news and information
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Crude Oil, Gasoline and Natural Gas Futures Prices

NYMEX Prices for October 18, 2017
NYMEX Light Sweet Crude +0.16
ICE Brent +0.27
RBOB Gasoline NY Harbor +0.0128
Heating Oil NY Harbor -0.0070
NYMEX Natural Gas -0.108
Graphs: Oil & Gas Spot and Futures prices
Links to Oil, Gas, Energy Prices, News & Issues:
Iraqi Kurdistan faces first major oil outage since referendum
This Map Shows Why Oil Can Weather Iraq's Kirkuk Campaign
Venezuela’s Opposition Cornered as Elections Slip Out of Reach
Coalition on Kirkuk: It was supposed to be a coordinated movement
Gulf Coast Oil Spill May Be Largest Since 2010 BP Disaster
Peshmerga-Iraqi army lines stand as agreed in Mosul offensive: Ministry
Pruitt issues directive aimed at curbing ‘sue-and-settle’ litigation
Oil Slips on Report Kurds Agree to Retreat, Easing Tension
Barzani: Blood of the martyrs, calls for independence are ‘not wasted’
U.S. State Department issues presidential permit for Enbridge Alberta Clipper pipeline expansion
U.S. Raises Alarm as Iraq Army Seizes Oil-Rich Kirkuk From Kurds
LIVE: Iraqi forces, Shiite militia engage in fighting with Peshmerga south of Kirkuk from Rudaw in Kurdistan
Iraqi troops advance on Kurds-controlled oil fields in Kirkuk
Iran's a Distraction. The Urgent Problem Is Kurdish Oil
PM office denies 48-hour ultimatum for Peshmerga withdrawal from Kirkuk
Iraq says Kurds have brought in PKK fighters in 'declaration of war'
Baghdad accuses Kurdish forces of making a 'declaration of war'
Libyan technocrats ink "fair oil revenue distribution" accord in London
Lake Pontchartrain oil rig explosion near north Kenner: One missing, 7 injured, oil possibly leaking
Trump Disavows Iran Deal: What's at Stake for Oil Markets
Crude Oil and Natural Gas Exploration: U.S. -8, Canada +3, International -21

Oil trades with ‘caution and uncertainty’ as Trump announces new strategy on Iran
Saudis Weigh Delaying International Part of Aramco IPO
Global oil market seen balanced in 2018, even with rising output: IEA
OPEC Sees Oil Inventory Glut Finally Gone in One Year
Chevron ditches plans to drill off Australia's south coast
PBF's split with PDVSA grows as U.S. refiner halts direct deals
Florida businessman admits to bribery scheme at Venezuela's PDVSA
OPEC again raises demand forecast for its oil, points to 2018 deficit
Brazil court blocks part of Petrobras' $2.2 billion deal with Total
OPEC-Russia Shouldn't Extend Cuts If Oil at $60, Lukoil CEO Says
OPEC considers second meeting with US independent oil firms
Saudi Arabia cuts November oil allocations, but exports to rise
OPEC Chief Says Floating Storage Is Shrinking

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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