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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. 
Rig Counts - (July 11, 2014)  Short and long term graphs of U.S., Canadian, Foreign and World Rotary Rig Count as well as U.S. Workover Rig Count.
Venezuela Once again a nation in crisis, possibly facing civil war with dire implications for oil prices.
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Crude Oil, Gasoline and Natural Gas Futures Prices

NYMEX Prices for July 22,
NYMEX Light Sweet Crude -0.17
ICE Brent -0.35
RBOB Gasoline NY Harbor -0.0107
Heating Oil NY Harbor -0.0046
NYMEX Natural Gas -0.077
Graphs: Oil & Gas Spot and Futures prices
Oil, Gas, Energy Prices, News & Issues:
Oil Prices Rise Above $104; Natural Gas Sinks
Natural Gas Futures Slide to 7-Month Low on Mild Weather
Amid Worries Over Iraq, Kurdish Official Says West Has a Choice
China's oil imports from Iran rise nearly 50 pct Jan-June
Marcellus continues to defy expectations, driving US gas production ever higher
Delta Deal to Bring U.S. Crude to Pennsylvania Refinery
Former Nigerian OPEC Secretary-General Lukman Dies at 75
Commercial Production Begins at Chevron's New Premium Base Oil Plant
Crude Oil and Natural Gas Exploration - Rotary Rig Count: U.S. -4, Canada +66, International -6
Venezuela's loss of thousands of oil workers has been other countries' gain
Libya Ports Halted by Rebels May Still Be Weeks From Loading Oil
Oil jumps as crude supplies fall, Ukraine worries return
Natural gas futures plunge to 6-month low after bearish storage data
Assassination, airport shelling deepen Libya's chaos
Oil price rises on inventory draw, China growth
Shell claims first Gulf Oil discovery with CNOOC
China moves Vietnam row oil rig
Oil price rises on delayed Libyan port restarts, improved China growth
Libya oil production up to 588000 bpd: acting oil minister
Barzani: America, Turkey will not block Kurdish independence
Military assessment says Iraqi units infiltrated by ISIS, Iran-backed militiamen
Top Marine Commander: Iraq Chaos Shows Costs of US Withdrawal
Arctic Natural Gas: Location, Location, Location (Stinks, Stinks, Stinks)
Iraq names moderate Sunni parliament speaker in move to break political deadlock
Oil Price steady as signs of healthy supply tempered by Libya violence
East Libya Rebels Commit to Keep Open Largest Crude Export-Port
Isis defector speaks of life inside brutal jihadist group
Fracking Sends Northeast Natural Gas Output to Record
Weatherford to Sell Russia, Venezuela Units for $500 Million
Deadlock Blocks Iraqi Leadership Vote as ISIS Makes Gains Toward Baghdad
US Energy Rigs Rise by 1 to 1875, Baker Hughes Says
Oil prices drop as Libyan supplies ramp up
US gasoline prices dip in past 3 weeks - Lundberg survey
Saudi Arabia faces increasing terror threats
Heavy fighting breaks out near Libya's Tripoli airport, three dead
Statoil divests more oil blocks in Angola
Kurds seize Iraq oilfields, ministers pull out of government
Prepare for Oil to Keep Falling on Libya to U.S. Supply
Oil suppliers quick to counter Iraqi uncertainty
Platts Survey: OPEC Pumps 29.94 Million Barrels of Crude Oil Per Day in June
Texas firm proposes oil pipeline through Iowa
A Year After a Deadly Disaster, Fears Grow About the Danger of Crude Oil Shipped By Rail
Brent Crude Oil Trades Near One-Month Low With WTI Oil
Oil Production resumes at Libya's largest oil field
Mortars land in Saudi Arabia near Iraq border
Photo analysis shows Iraqi warplanes likely sent from Iran
Diplomats: Iran Nuke Talks Make Little Progress
Iraq delays key parliament session until August as fightback stumbles

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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