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Rig Count News - October 14, 2016  US rig count is up 12. Oil drilling was up 4 and gas was up 11. Canadian drilling was unchanged. Total US rig count is now 120 higher than the recent historic low. Click on the link for a detailed table and graphs of U.S. Foreign rig count was down 3 in September.
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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. 
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.
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NYMEX Prices for October 19,
NYMEX Light Sweet Crude -1.17
ICE Brent -1.29
RBOB Gasoline NY Harbor -0.0199
Heating Oil NY Harbor -0.0283
NYMEX Natural Gas -0.029
Graphs: Oil & Gas Spot and Futures prices
Links to Oil, Gas, Energy Prices, News & Issues:
As Iran oil tenders near, investors still in the dark on terms
World Bank boosts 2017 crude oil forecast to $55 per barrel
Rosneft's Sechin says Russia has potential to raise oil output
Nigeria Cuts Oil Prices, Sees 'Huge Cargo Overhang' in Market
Libya: Possible future scenarios
Iran's for-profit imprisonment of US citizens
Saudi Arabia to Select Nuclear Power-Plant Site 'Very Soon'
OPEC Price War Offers Meager Rewards as Shale Learns to Survive
Saudi Arabia Says Many Nations Will Join OPEC Output Cuts
Libya Restarts Waha Oil Field, Raises Total Output To 580,000 Bpd
Arson Suspected in Latest Dakota Access Pipeline Fire
OPEC chief: Confident Russia will join production cut
Oil Tops $50 as Traders Ponder OPEC Accord, U.S. Stockpile Data
US to impose new rules to limit natgas storage leaks
Venezuela replaces OPEC governor amid push for oil deal
Venezuela referendum: Court tightens rules on Maduro recall
Venezuela's PDVSA Sows Payment Doubts While Extending Swap
Drilling surge in Permian Basin could add to natural gas glut
Kuwait's acting oil minister expects output 'understanding' at November OPEC meeting
As OPEC Waits on Russia, Naimi Memoir Offers Cautionary History
US air strikes pound Libya's Sirte to oust Islamic State militants
OPEC Spat Over Production Data Grows as Iran Rejects Estimates
Former OPEC Official Says Reaching Oil Production Agreement Is Difficult
Blow to Libya unity govt as rival seizes offices
Libya coup attempt as Tripoli militias seek to topple UN-backed government
Iran kicks off oil-development tender to woo foreign investors
Saudi Arabia Reassigns Ambassador to Iraq After Controversy
The House of Saud is preparing for a 'battle royale'
Crude Oil and Natural Gas Exploration: Rotary Rig Count U.S. +15, Canada unchanged and International -3
Oil dips on dollar, rig count rise; focus still on OPEC
Venezuela's congress sidelined by Maduro in budget process, first time in 150 years
Turkey-GCC call for end to Iran interventions
EIA expects higher US winter fuel costs
Venezuela PDVSA bond prices slip after debt swap again extended
Kazakhstan says Kashagan oilfield start-up going to plan
RSP Permian to buy Silver Hill Energy Partners for about $2.4 billion
Officials say US missiles destroy radar sites on Yemen coast
OPEC deal strengthens Andurand's resolve on bullish oil bet
China Crude Imports Rise to Record High as Storage Expanded
Oil down on OPEC doubts as it floats six-month output cap plan
IEA Sees Oil Market Rebalancing Faster If OPEC Respects Deal
Venezuela on the brink: a journey through a country in crisis
Oilfield service companies face daunting challenges
Oil hits one-year high as Russia ready to join output caps
OPEC officials set for flurry of meetings to nail down Algeria deal
Shell to return to Iran
Venezuela Accused of Evading $1B Judgment
After Failure of $7 Billion Swap, Venezuela's Maduro Orders PDVSA to Sue US Newspaper
Shale Explorers Boost Activity Further After OPEC ‘Lifeline’
Libya's eastern authorities say oil money will go to Tripoli central bank
Saudi Arabia's King Abdullah Port is fastest-growing port in the world
U.S. Gas Soars to 21-Month High on Outlook for Power Demand
White House working to weaken Syria sanctions bill for Russia and Iran
Saudi Arabia's post-oil plan off to rough start in year one
US oil prices top $50 a barrel for first time since June

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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