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Rig Count News - October 6, 2017  U.S. rig count is down 4. Rigs targeting oil are down 2 and gas rigs are down 2. Canadian rig count was down 4 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
About WTRG Economics.Our products and services
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Crude Oil, Gasoline and Natural Gas Futures Prices

NYMEX Prices for October 13, 2017
NYMEX Light Sweet Crude +0.85
ICE Brent +0.92
RBOB Gasoline NY Harbor +0.0390
Heating Oil NY Harbor +0.0315
NYMEX Natural Gas +0.011
Graphs: Oil & Gas Spot and Futures prices
Links to Oil, Gas, Energy Prices, News & Issues:
Oil trades with ‘caution and uncertainty’ as Trump announces new strategy on Iran
Saudis Weigh Delaying International Part of Aramco IPO
Global oil market seen balanced in 2018, even with rising output: IEA
OPEC Sees Oil Inventory Glut Finally Gone in One Year
Chevron ditches plans to drill off Australia's south coast
PBF's split with PDVSA grows as U.S. refiner halts direct deals
Florida businessman admits to bribery scheme at Venezuela's PDVSA
OPEC again raises demand forecast for its oil, points to 2018 deficit
Brazil court blocks part of Petrobras' $2.2 billion deal with Total
OPEC-Russia Shouldn't Extend Cuts If Oil at $60, Lukoil CEO Says
OPEC considers second meeting with US independent oil firms
Saudi Arabia cuts November oil allocations, but exports to rise
OPEC Chief Says Floating Storage Is Shrinking
The Impact of Allowing Women to Drive in Saudi Arabia on Auto Sales and Gasoline demand
EPA Set to Scrap Obama's Power Plant Rule Tuesday, Pruitt Says
Chevron assessing hurricane's impact on Mississippi refinery
Phillips 66 Alliance Refinery Undamaged by Hurricane Nate: Sources
OPEC Says 'Extraordinary' Steps Needed for Stable Market in 2018
All options on table for crude output deal: RIA cites OPEC source
Algeria: Fears of repeating 1988

Armed faction takes over protection of Libya’s oil and gas complex
Oil producers shut in 92 percent of Gulf of Mexico output ahead of Hurricane Nate
Crude Oil and Natural Gas Exploration: U.S. -4, Canada -4, International -21

BSEE: 71% of US gulf oil production shut as Tropical Storm Nate advances
Tropical Storm Nate Threatens Oil Rigs in the U.S. Gulf
Erdogan: Iraq, Iran, Turkey to decide together on shutting down Kurdistan's oil
Erdogan says Turkey will close Iraq border and air space soon
BLM proposes suspending implementation of venting and flaring rule
Exxon says Beaumont refinery back at normal operations post Harvey
As Venezuelans starve, their government offers hurricane aid to Caribbean islands
OPEC's Barkindo Says Oil Price Equilibrium 'In Sight' (Video)
Filter May Be A Match For Fracking Water
Oil Extends Loss as Industry Data Shows Gasoline Build
OPEC Oil Output Climbed in September as Libya, Nigeria Recover
Oil falls more than two percent on signs of higher output
Kurdish oil industry in the balance following referendum
Iraq's Kurdish region: Kurdish official
Oil Market Stars Risk Being Dimmed by China's Mega Refineries
Iraq, Iran to conduct joint military exercise on KRG-Iran border

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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