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Rig Count News - August 26, 2016  US rig count is down 2. Oil drilling was unchanged and gas was down 2 unchanged. Canadian drilling was up 25. Total US rig count is now 85 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 28 in June.
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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. 
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Venezuela Once again a nation in crisis, possibly facing civil war with dire implications for oil prices.
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NYMEX Prices for August 26,
2016
NYMEX Light Sweet Crude +0.31
$47.64
ICE Brent +0.25
$49.92
RBOB Gasoline NY Harbor +0.0014
$1.5128
Heating Oil NY Harbor -0.0122
$1.4972
NYMEX Natural Gas +0.025
$2.871
Graphs: Oil & Gas Spot and Futures prices
 
Oil, Gas, Energy Prices, News & Issues:
Blackstone Group to invest $1.5bn in Permian Basin assets in US
Nigeria launches offensive against militants in Delta oil hub
Saudi envoy: policies on Iraq will not change
Iraq not open to capping oil output: Prime Minister
Iraq asks Saudi to replace its ambassador in Baghdad
Iraq Can Crush OPEC's Oil Freeze Believers
Dakota Access Pipeline Is Set To Become The Second Keystone XL
Crude Oil and Natural Gas Exploration: Rotary Rig Count U.S. -2, Canada +25, International +11
Iran sets terms for cooperating with OPEC to stabilize oil market
Saudi Arabia's Biggest Asian Oil Buyers Await Crown Prince Visit
Oil up on U.S.-Iran scare, dollar; Saudi output stance cuts gains
Natural gas extends win streak; oil futures bounceLyondell
Basell retains bank for potential Houston refinery sale: sources
US Navy vessel fires warning shots at Iran boat
OPEC Chief Said to Visit Iran and Qatar Before Group's Talks
Iraq looks to boost oil output before OPEC talks in Algeria
Canadian miner Rusoro awarded more than $1-billion in Venezuela lawsuit
Mideast defense spending to rise despite oil price slump
Iran vessels make 'high speed intercept' of US ship: US official
Russia barred from further use of Iran military base
Iran to take part in Algeria Opec meeting
Dark Clouds Loom for Oil as China Chases Blue Skies for G-20
Goldman Sees Possible OPEC Output Freeze as Self-Defeating
Venezuela president orders public worker sackings over referendum call
Libya's eastern parliament votes against UN-backed government in Tripoli
Libya begins air operation to cut off fleeing Islamic State militants
China’s Diesel Exports Rise to Record as Flooding Damps Demand
Libya's jihadist challenge to last beyond Sirte defeat
Maduro: Venezuela Proposes Blacklisting Opponents Amid Recall Push
Venezuela Coup Bid Would Meet Tougher Reaction Than Turkey's
Oil Price Rise Puts These U.S. Stocks In Pretty Position To Profit
EU Hopes for a Regime Change in Algeria
Western Energy Alliance sues BLM for not holding quarterly oil, gas lease sales
Exxon, Chevron, Hess in Joint Bid for Mexican Oil
Nigeria oil minister says OPEC cuts unlikely, Algeria meeting could help price
Will OPEC agree to freeze output in Sept? Kemp
Oil rises; Brent over $50/bbl on OPEC freeze talk, weaker dollar
Iraq resumes pumping oil through Kurdish pipeline
Nigeria Oil Militants Say Not Ready to Negotiate With Government
Exxon, Motiva refineries continue reduced operations amid floods
Saudi Arabia's Oil Exports at Three-Month High as Output Climbs
Will it matter? That's the question to ask of any oil producers' deal: Russell
Saudi signals it may hit new oil output record ahead of freeze talks
The 100000-Barrel Oil Output Increase That Didn't Really Happen
Aramco’s Path From One Oil Well to World’s Most Valuable Company
A former CIA asset has become a US headache in Libya
Iran Undecided On Joining OPEC's Production Meeting
Russia bombs Syrian groups from Iran base for first time
Venezuelan President's approval rating falls to nine-month low
Military Governor to Run Libya's Sirte Once Islamic State Ousted
Terror bunkers found in Algeria
OPEC deal a tough task, as oil output freeze expectations rise

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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