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Rig Count News - May 18, 2018  U.S. rig count is up 1. Rigs targeting oil are up unchanged and gas rigs were up 1. Canadian rig count was up 4 rigs with oil rigs up 6 and gas drilling lower by 2 rigs. Follow the link for detailed tables and graphs of U.S. and Canada.
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Coal, CO2 and Limitations of Energy Policy

Oil Price History and Analysis - 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.
National Energy Policy - The report to the President.
Links to oil, gas and general energy news and information
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Crude Oil, Gasoline and Natural Gas Futures Prices

NYMEX Prices for May 23
, 2018
NYMEX Light Sweet Crude -0.36
ICE Brent
+0.23 $79.80
RBOB Gasoline NY Harbor -0.0101  $2.2601
Heating Oil NY Harbor +0.0096  $2.2896
NYMEX Natural Gas +0.006 $2.914
Links to Oil, Gas, Energy Prices, News & Issues:
Cheniere Moves Ahead with Corpus Christi LNG Expansion
UGI Expands Gathering System in Marcellus Basin
Husky finds oil offshore Canada, China
OPEC may decide to ease oil supply curbs in June: sources
Iran nuclear deal: Khamenei lists demands for European powers
Iranian sanctions hit work in field off UK
Canadian oil flows into U.S. Gulf Coast market as Venezuela continues 'death spiral'
EPIC Secures Strategic Partnerships For Permian Basin-To-Corpus Christi Crude Oil Pipeline
U.S. remains the world’s top producer of petroleum and natural gas hydrocarbons
Trump bans purchase of Venezuelan debt in new sanctions
Iran Goes Against Russia, Says It's Staying in Syria as U.S. Military Threatens 'New Actions'
OPEC talks, sanctions to be a focus at St Petersburg forum
After meeting Abadi, Sadr says new government will be 'inclusive
Crude Oil and Natural Gas Rig Count: U.S. +13, Canada -7, international -7

Venezuela election: Maduro wins second term amid claims of vote rigging
Oil Posts Sixth Straight Weekly Gain After Touching $80

Shell declares force majeure on Bonny Light exports
Why surging oil prices don’t always mean big profits for U.S. shale producers
As Rosneft's Vietnam unit drills in disputed area of South China Sea, Beijing issues warning
Things are about to get worse in Venezuela
Venezuela girds for further deterioration of its oil industry
As Venezuelans suffer, Maduro buys foreign oil to subsidize Cuba
Nigeria's state oil company still can't make money
Sanctions could force Total to exit South Pars project in Iran
W. Africa Crude-Forcados pipeline down, Angola programme emerges
Total Stops Iran Investments as Risk From Sanctions Too High
EU leaders explore ways to save Iran economic ties from U.S. sanctions
Is this the end of the OPEC+ deal?( PDF)
Iran, EU aiming to keep the nuclear deal alive
Analysts: Risk of OPEC, NOPEC Output Deal Compliance Slippage Increases
OPEC Production Stagnates In April
OPEC Lifts Oil Demand Forecast Amid Rising Prices
Regional Leaders Call on Venezuela to Suspend 'Illegitimate' Election
Conoco Has Seized Venezuela PDVSA Products From Isla Refinery -Curacao
Iraqis Deliver Surprising Results In First Big Election Since ISIS War
Yemen's Houthis fire missile at Aramco facility, Saudi says it falls in desert

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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