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Rig Counts - (October 31. 2014Short and long term graphs of U.S., Canadian, Foreign and World Rotary Rig Count as well as U.S. Workover Rig Count.
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NYMEX Prices for January 30, 2015 

NYMEX Light Sweet Crude +3.71
ICE Brent +3.86
RBOB Gasoline NY Harbor +0.0615
Heating Oil NY Harbor +0.0679
NYMEX Natural Gas -0.028
Graphs: Oil & Gas Spot and Futures prices
Oil, Gas, Energy Prices, News & Issues:
Oil surges 8 percent as US rig count plunges, shorts scramble
Saudi Arabia's King Salman unveils cabinet reshuffle
FACT CHECK: Sides in Keystone XL debate bend facts
Keystone XL project approved by US Congress
The accession of King Salman in Saudi Arabia
Tug-of-war among Islamists behind Libya hotel attack
Iran's Revolutionary Guards take lead on foreign affairs
US Senate panel advances Iran sanctions bill
US oil stocks hit record high as supply glut fills tanks
Where Is All That Excess Oil Going?
California county declares fiscal emergency due to oil price plunge
Iraq Oil Surge to Fan OPEC Rivalry That Triggered Slump
Oil Company Sasol Delays Huge Louisiana Project as Prices Slide
Crude Rises for First Time in Four Days as Dollar Weakens
WTI Discount to Brent Widening as Supply Grows: Chart of the Day
Colombia Angers Venezuela With Call to Free Jailed Opponent
OPEC's El-Badri Says $200 Oil Possible With Lack of Spending
GCC initiative to settle situation in Yemen
Libya forces tanker away from supplying rival government
Algeria walks economic tightrope as oil falls
Oil prices slip after smooth Saudi transition
Algeria to Boost Oil Production in Face of Falling Prices
Algeria's shale gas: the people's fears and the state's options
Libya producing 363000 bpd of oil -rival minister
UN to hold new Libya talks, gunmen kidnap deputy foreign minister

Op Ed from Left, Right and Middle East
US changes its tune on Syrian regime change as Isis threat takes top priority
Old foes come together to pay tribute to King Abdullah
Crude Oil and Natural Gas Exploration - Rotary Rig Count: U.S. -43, Canada -8
Oil Rigs in U.S. at 2-Year Low as Bakken Drillers Bail
King Abdullah, Saudi Monarch Who Modernized Economy, Dies
Oil Surges in New York After Saudi Arabia’s King Abdullah Dies
Oil Drillers 'Going to Die' in 2Q on Crude Price Swoon
Yemen President Hadi Resigns After Shiite Rebels Seize Palace
Oil rebounds from biggest drop in week as U.S. drilling slows
Total cuts North Sea, U.S. shale spending after oil price plunge
Houthis welcome Yemeni president's concessions but gunmen remain
Natural Gas Drops Most in 11 Months on Milder Weather Forecasts
Shale Oil Growth in U.S. Hurts Canadians as Well as OPEC
Saudi Arabia Builds Iraq Border Wall To Protect Against ISIS
Israel braces itself as Iran vows 'ruinous thunderbolts'
Venezuela cancels Citgo auction, seeks to raise $2.5 bln
Oil slips toward $48 after IMF cuts growth forecast
Libya's representative to Opec disappears from Tripoli, says family

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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