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Rig Count News - December 2, 2016  US rig count is up 4. Oil drilling was up 3 and gas was up 1. Canadian drilling was up 26 rigs. Total US rig count is now 188 higher than the recent historic low. Click on the link for detailed tables and graphs of U.S. Foreign rig count was down 3 in September.
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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.
OPEC Issues and Analysis: Articles written over several years analyzing the decisions faced by the Organization of Petroleum Exporting Countries.
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NYMEX Prices for December 8, 2016
NYMEX Light Sweet Crude +1.07
ICE Brent +0.89
RBOB Gasoline NY Harbor -0.0035
Heating Oil NY Harbor +0.0075
NYMEX Natural Gas +0.092
Graphs: Oil & Gas Spot and Futures prices
Links to Oil, Gas, Energy Prices, News & Issues:
Oil Climbs as Scrutiny Shifts to Meeting on Non-OPEC Supply Cuts
Saudi Arabia tells oil buyers of cuts after OPEC deal, PIRA says
Venezuelan opposition vows to resume anti-Maduro street protests
Shell Returns to Iran With Deal to Assess Oil and Gas Fields
Iran Tops Agenda at Gulf Cooperation Council in Bahrain
Joint Kuwait-Saudi Oil Fields to Stick to OPEC Caps If Restarted
Islamic State loses its stronghold in Libya, but more chaos could soon follow
Oil falls on output cut skepticism, OPEC and Russia output rise
Saudi Arabia Ready for Aramco's Share Sale in Domestic Market
BP Is Most-Exposed Among Oil Majors to OPEC-Russia Cuts
Joint Kuwait-Saudi Oil Fields to Stick to OPEC Caps If Restarted
Oil Falls From 16-Month High as OPEC Production Keeps on Rising
Natural Gas Prices Test October High with Decisive Rally
OPEC Target Gets Harder as African Members Boost November Output
After two years, why an OPEC deal now?
Rouhani Urges Obama to Block Iran Sanctions Law Extension
Who in the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) wants a union?
Army will deny easement, halting work on Dakota Access Pipeline
A Discussion With His Excellency Ali Ibrahim Al - Naimi  An hour discussion with one of the greatest leaders of the oil industry.
Crude Oil and Natural Gas Exploration: Rotary Rig Count U.S. +4, Canada +26 and International -3
Libya: Rival militias in deadly clashes in Tripoli
Destructive hacks strike Saudi Arabia
Delta Air to sell gasoline and diesel as losses at its refinery climb
The surprise OPEC oil deal that was 2 years in the making
Russia's Pledge to OPEC Will Mean 'Herding Cats' to Deliver Cuts
Venezuela Will Haunt Oil Long After Vienna
OPEC agrees first output cut since 2008, details unclear
OPEC Agrees to Cut Production 1.2 million b/d in Drive to End Global Glut
Saudis say to take 'big hit' on oil output for OPEC deal, Iran can freeze
Oil jumps 7 percent on prospects for big OPEC output cut
OPEC Deadlocked As Iran, Saudis Harden Positions On Cuts Deal
Africa’s Richest Woman Could Sink Angola’s Economy
Oil falls more than 3 percent on doubts over OPEC cut
In OPEC Poker Game, Iran and Iraq Call Saudi Arabia's Bluff
Saudi-Iran rivalries could scuttle tentative OPEC deal
While OPEC Gets All The Attention, The U.S. Quietly Becomes A Net Exporter Of Natural Gas
OPEC oil meeting: 7 things you need to know
OPEC experts fall short of agreeing on Iran, Iraq oil output
Saudi brinkmanship aims to re-establish leverage within OPEC: Kemp

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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