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NYMEX Prices for October 17, 2014

NYMEX Light Sweet Crude +0.05
$82.75
ICE Brent +1.34
$84.87
RBOB Gasoline NY Harbor +0.0218
$2.2327
Heating Oil NY Harbor +0.0273
$2.4976
NYMEX Natural Gas -0.030
$3.766
Graphs: Oil & Gas Spot and Futures prices
 
Oil, Gas, Energy Prices, News & Issues:
Iraq MPs approve two key ministers
Crude Oil and Natural Gas Exploration - Rotary Rig Count: U.S. -12, Canada -3, International -43
Slumping price of oil has Iran worried about paying its bills
As prices plunge, the global oil showdown begins
Oil Rigs Slump by Most in Two Months After Prices Slide
Saudi-Kuwait Oilfield Halted Due To “Environmental Issues”
Saudi Arabia Oil Stance Seen Targeting OPEC Output Discipline
General Escalates Libya Attack
Egypt Warplanes Hit Libya Militias, Officials Say
Venezuela Goes From Bad to Worse as Oil Prices Plummets
Iran, US say some headway made in 'difficult' nuclear talks
Oil prices are down, but don't expect a return to $60, or $30 a barrel
US bid for oil supremacy shakes crude market
Facing new oil glut, Saudis avoid 1980s mistakes to halt price slide
Worrying for Saudis, U.S. oil output cuts could take a while
Oil rout unrelenting, hits $86 on dim demand view, rising shale
Oil price drop threatens to hit Russia, Iran harder than sanctions
Saudi Arabia to oil market: We’d accept US$80 oil for extended period to protect market share
Quarter of new Canadian oil projects vulnerable if oil falls below US$80: IEA
How Will Falling Oil Hit Baker Hughes, Schlumberger?
Oil rout unrelenting, Brent below $87 as IEA cuts demand
Libya tribal clashes kill at least 21
Farewell, $100 Barrels; Saudis OK With Cheaper Oil
Brent crude slides to lowest since 2010 on Saudi output signal
IEA revises world oil demand growth sharply lower

Oil falls below $88 after IEA cuts demand forecasts
Ghosts of Canada's Libya campaign likely to haunt war against ISIS
Venezuela calls for emergency OPEC meeting
Saudi Arabia Tells OPEC It Raised Output In Sept Despite Oil Price Drop
Venezuela, in a Quiet Shift, Gives Foreign Partners More Control in Oil Ventures
UN chief Ban calls for end to fighting in Libya
Crude futures move sideways as OPEC scrutiny intensifies
Obama to blame for Iraq mess: Panetta
As Brent Crude Drops Below $90, Oil Stocks Tumble And Eyes Turn To Saudis
Venezuela ordered to pay Exxon $1.6 billion for nationalization
Islamic State fighters are threatening to overrun Iraq's Anbar province
Insurgents in Pakistan Stepping Up Iran Strikes
Will Lower Oil Prices Threaten The U.S. Shale Boom?
US oil price hits 17-month low
Angola Delaying Increase in Oil Output to 2017 From 2015
Turkey says Syrian town about to fall as Islamic State advances
Libya’s Islamist militants parade with ISIS flags
UN: Syria Declares Another 4 Chemical Facilities
WoodMac Sees Promise, Challenges in Springer Shale
OPEC rift sets of price war in bid to woo customers
A minimalist strategy for a collapsing Middle East
The war on Isis defies logic
Saudi Arabia Fears Yemeni Tumult May Boost Its Main Foe Iran
Islamic State eyes nuclear secrets as it gears for war with Iran
At haj, Saudi Arabia clerics step up anti-ISIS drive
If Brent falls under $90, OPEC cuts coming?
Iraq, Syria and Libya no more? ISIS leading Middle East into warlord era as nations dissolve
US refinery crude use falls most in eight months
Natural Gas Slips on Outlook for Above-Normal Supply Gain

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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