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NYMEX Prices for April 23, 2015 

NYMEX Light Sweet Crude +1.58
ICE Brent +2.12
RBOB Gasoline NY Harbor +0.0711
Heating Oil NY Harbor +0.0531
NYMEX Natural Gas -0.075
Graphs: Oil & Gas Spot and Futures prices
Oil, Gas, Energy Prices, News & Issues:
Saudi Arabia’s Solution to Global Oil Glut: Pump Even More Crude
Oil Prices Won't Recover Without Significant Increase In Demand
Obama’s Nixon doctrine: anointing Iran
VenEconomy: Maduro’s "Plan for the Economic Counteroffensive" to do Nothing for Venezuela’s Battered Economy
How to Fix the Mess in Venezuela
Fleet of Iranian ships heading to Yemen turns around after being tracked by US warships
Is the special Saudi-U.S. relationship on the rocks?
Nigeria military says still in Boko Haram stronghold despite mines
Natural gas extends losses after EIA reports supply rise
Oil slump may deepen as US shale fights Opec to a standstill
Timing of sanctions relief may be deal breaker as Iran talks resume
Baker Hughes increases layoffs to 10,500
Halliburton Announces 9000 Layoffs
Schlumberger slashes 11,000 jobs in latest round of cuts
Oil field services chief offers to link fees to production
Final Iran nuclear deal — tough issues still to crack
Exxon’s Tillerson Says OPEC Not Waging War on U.S. Shale Rivals
Obama Kept Iran's Short Breakout Time a Secret
Iran wants OPEC to pave way for its extra oil production when sanctions lifted
Saudi-led coalition declares end to Yemen campaign; new phase begins
Washington to Americans Stuck in Yemen: You’re on Your Own
OPEC Says US Oil Boom Will End This Year
Nigeria, Algeria See Oil Prices Staying Low for a Long Time
More gas found in Algeria region hit by 2013 Al-Qaeda attack
ISIS video purports to show killing of Ethiopian Christians in Libya
US Navy ships sent to waters near Yemen in security move
Explosion Rips Through Homes in Yemen’s Capital After Airstrike
Iraqi forces retake most of Baiji refinery from Islamic State
Halliburton Beats Estimates, Boosts Job Cuts After Oil Crash
Crude Oil and Natural Gas Exploration - Rotary Rig Count: U.S. -34, Canada -19
U.S. Oil-Rig Retreat Extends to 19th Week
Oil futures score weekly gain of nearly 8%
Iraqi forces recapture 2 towns from ISIS near crucial refinery
Algeria sees power vacuum in face of oil crisis
Is Iran Overstretched in Syria?
Oil prices see sixth day of gains
Saudi Arabia Adds Half a Bakken to Oil Market in a Single Month
The Algeria Alternative: Why Algiers Defends Order at Home—But Not Abroad
No breakthrough between Iran and U.N. nuclear watchdog
U.S. Iran bill makes nuclear deal harder, but not impossible
Putin's Iran Game Bests Obama
Oil Rises to Three-Month High
Ten maps that explain Iran's power play in the Middle East
Iran Assails US Plan for a Vote in Congress
Iraqi prime minister fears Yemen conflict could spark wider sectarian war
OPEC diplomacy up from Moscow to Caracas; action unlikely
Air strikes near Tripoli as UN peace talks on Libya resume
Don’t expect OPEC to budge on Iran’s call for oil-output cuts
Saudi Arabia Leads OPEC Oil Boom as U.S. Shale Growth Slows
EOG has lion's share of 900 North Dakota wells awaiting fracking
Egypt and Saudi Arabia discuss maneuvers as Yemen battles rage
Look out OPEC! Oil ETF investors head for exit, risking new slump
Discounts fail to lure oil buyers as Libya seeks to bypass Tripoli
Just when the rout seemed almost over, drillers idle 42 oil rigs
OPEC publication urges non-members to help stabilize oil market
Iraq forces launch Anbar offensive
Many lawmakers unswayed by Kerry's Iran pitch
Russia lifts block on missile system shipment to Iran
Deal or not, many U.S. states will keep sanctions grip on Iran
Graphs Oil and Natural Gas Prices
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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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