WTRG Economics Rig Count
                      and Energy Forecasts

Analysis, planning, forecast and data services for energy producers and consumers.
Rig Count News - December 8, 2017  U.S. rig count is up 2. Rigs targeting oil are up 2 and gas rigs are unchanged. Canadian rig count was down 3 rigs with oil up 1 and gas down 3. Follow the link for detailed tables and graphs of U.S. and Canada.
Subscribe to WTRG's Energy Economist Newsletter - In-depth analysis, information and forecasts. In addition to OPEC and crude oil prices, gasoline and natural gas prices, topics include regional, national and international exploration, production and consumption. Details and subscription information.
Energy Blog:
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
About WTRG Economics.Our products and services
Projects A brief list of some of the projects done by WTRG and its associates.
Crude Oil, Gasoline and Natural Gas Futures Prices

NYMEX Prices for December 11, 2017
NYMEX Light Sweet Crude +0.63 $57.99
ICE Brent
+1.29 $64.69
RBOB Gasoline NY Harbor +0.0100  $1.7266
Heating Oil NY Harbor +0.0218  $1.9506
NYMEX Natural Gas +0.056 $2.828
Links to Oil, Gas, Energy Prices, News & Issues:
Saudi Aramco to cut January oil exports to Asia, keep Europe, U.S. steady
China Gas Giant Focuses on Homes Amid Winter Crunch Criticism
China coal imports rise in November despite push against pollution
Spongelike crystal could make it easier for natural gas–powered cars to store fuel
Oil gains on Forties Pipeline shutdown, New York blast
New US energy agency head gets time to decide on coal, nuclear rule
Exit strategy of global oil production cuts to be discussed before June, Kuwait minister says
Iraq needs a long-term strategy as much as it needs short-term wins
Russia looks to sell Arctic gas to Saudi Arabia
Crude Oil and Natural Gas Exploration: U.S. +2, Canada -3, International -21

One oil indicator could have a huge impact on what OPEC decides to do next year
2017 the year of FLNG, but its future isn’t so bright, Wood Mac says
OPEC's surprise oil deal with Libya seen as empty gesture
Chinese Oil Company Sues Venezuela’s PDVSA, Deals Strong Setback to Maduro’s Dictatorship
Oil Dips as Industry Data from API Shows Surprise U.S. Gasoline Build
Libya to Keep Oil Output Stable in Line With OPEC Deal
Oil falls below $58 as OPEC deal risks a new wave of shale
OPEC crude output drops to six-month low on Angola maintenance
Enter the 'petro': Venezuela to launch oil-backed cryptocurrency
Angola: Total Paves the Way for New Projects in the Country
Report Doubts Effectiveness Of Raytheon's Patriot In Recent Attack
Chavez to head Citgo after execs arrested
OPEC deal calls on Libya, Nigeria to produce below 2.8 mil b/d combined: Iran's Zanganeh
OPEC agrees oil cut extension to end of 2018
OPEC Is Said to Agree on Extension to End-2018 for Oil-Cuts Deal
Russia riles OPEC plans for a longer production-cut extension
Market consensus sees deal being prolonged by nine months
Exxon assessing damage to shut Beaumont refinery crude unit
Oil prices fall in early Asian trade on uncertainty over OPEC output cuts, pipeline restart
TransCanada to restart Keystone pipeline on Tuesday
PDVSA: Maduro names general to head Venezuela oil firm
OPEC sees market rebalancing after June as it mulls oil cut extension
War of Words Threatens to Upend OPEC Meeting
Saudi Arabia’s Arab Spring, at Last
Saudi Aramco, SABIC plan to build $20 billion oil-to-chemicals complex
Citgo Arrests Tighten Maduro's Grip on Venezuela's Oil Economy
U.S. crude tops two-year high as Keystone outage hits supply
Russia-OPEC Agree on Framework to Extend Oil Cuts
Venezuela arrests head of US refiner Citgo in graft sweep
Indian Oil Corp studies renewed Venezuelan crude purchases
US crude pares gains, but lingers near 2-year high
OPEC, Russia have showdown over US shale drilling ahead of meeting
Saudi Graft Suspects Are Starting to Make Payments for Freedom
Oil eases as traders, investors grow edgy ahead of OPEC
Keystone Looks More Critical Thanks to Venezuelan, Mexican Woes
Nebraska regulators approve Keystone XL pipeline route in win for Trump
Saudi Aramco shuts Jeddah refinery indefinitely
Keystone pipeline spill pushes oil higher, fuels TransCanada opponents

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
If prices appear to be out of date refresh or reload your browser.  Try the F5 key.

Copyright © 1996-2017 by James L. Williams
James L. Williams
WTRG Economics 
P.O. Box 250
London, Arkansas 72847
Phone: (479) 293-4081
To contact us or if you have comments or suggestions,
email WTRG at wtrg@wtrg.com