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NYMEX Prices for July 1, 2015 

NYMEX Light Sweet Crude -2.51
ICE Brent -1.58
RBOB Gasoline NY Harbor -0.0426
Heating Oil NY Harbor +0.0506
NYMEX Natural Gas -0.049
Graphs: Oil & Gas Spot and Futures prices
Oil, Gas, Energy Prices, News & Issues:
Crude Oil and Natural Gas Exploration - Rotary Rig Count: U.S. +3, Canada +4 First increase in U.S. oil drilling since December 5, 2014. Second week of overall gain.
Oil Rigs Rebounding at Sub-$60 Shows Shale Boom’s Resilience
Oil plunges on Greece crisis
Natural Gas Falls Amid Cooler Fourth of July Weather Forecasts
Shell Chief says U.S. shale producers under pressure from Saudi Arabia
Ex-envoy: Iran deal bad for Israel, U.S. and world
UN Security Council threatens sanctions over Libya deal
Iran Nuclear Talks Could Stall Over Access to Scientists and Sites
Brent oil price below $63 as Greece defaults, OPEC 'floods market'
Islamic State claim responsibility for Egypt's North Sinai attacks, scores killed
Will Congress scupper US nuclear deal with Iran?
U.S. crude oil production for April rises to most since 1971: EIA This report fails to mention growth was all offshore. Shale in decline.
OPEC oil output hits three-year high in June on Iraq: Reuters survey
Assad Goes on Spinning as Syria Burns
US, Iran presidents issue warnings as nuclear talks extended
Iran and Saudi Arabia Heading Toward A Cyber War?
Saudi Arabia is preparing itself in case Iran develops nuclear weapons

North Dakota refinery completed
Report: Jordan will set up buffer zone inside Syria
Venezuela's Opposition Sees an Opening
Obama sent Iran message ahead of nuclear deadline
UN envoy eyes preliminary Libya deal Thursday
IS threat grows as 'caliphate' enters second year
Kuwait conducts mass funeral as police question suspects
Kuwait discloses bomber's identity
Oil slips as market awaits Iran, Greece talks
Former Obama aides say US needs tougher Iran nuclear deal Text of the statement: Public Statement on U.S. Policy Toward the Iran Nuclear Negotiations  PDF Version
Oil futures price settles lower on weekly build in US refined product stocks
A Victory Over the Islamic State in Libya
Natural gas powered truck explodes on impact with train
Kurdish militia wants Syrian rebels to lead attack on Islamic State HQ
Federal judge temporarily halts BLM fracking rule
Marathon Galveston Bay workers approve contract, end 5-month strike
Saudi Aramco may shut Jeddah refinery in several years
Iran may usher a quick return to $50 US oil prices
Iran's Khamenei rules out freezing sensitive nuclear work for long period
Saudi Aramco may shut Jeddah refinery in several years: sources
Syrian Kurds, on offensive, seize military base from Islamic State
Venezuela's Maduro Faces His Biggest Test in December 6 Vote
Effect of Saudi Arabia Decisions on Global Crude Oil Supply & Demand
Tripoli forces hit Islamic State in Libya with air strikes
Speculators Retreat From Oil as OPEC Oversupply Crowds Out Shale
Goldman says Saudi Arabia to raise production to maximum levels, escalating oil market share battle
Britain, France press Iran hard on nuclear talks
France says Iran deal 'still not clear' as deadline nears
Oil prices rise on weak dollar
PBF Energy to buy Chalmette refinery from Exxon, PDVSA
Bahrain says seizes explosives meant for use in Saudi Arabia
Islamic State car bombs strike Yemeni capital
Royal Dutch Shell Plc secures environmental permit for B.C. LNG project, but with 50 conditions
Shell, BG merger clears US regulatory hurdle
Oil price plunge benefits some industry players
Israel threatens military intervention in Syria's civil war
Statoil to Lose 2000 More Jobs After Collapse in Crude

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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