WTRG Economics Rig Count and Energy Forecasts

Analysis, planning, forecast and data services for energy producers and consumers.

Links to Petroleum and Natural Gas 
and general energy information

Data and Information
EIA/DOE articles and information
New Oil and Gas Well Trader A new site listing oil and natural gas properties for sale.
New  WorldOils This new site has oil, natural gas and biofuel news There is a large number of articles which are updated daily and categorized by topic.  .
  Biomass Rules Excellent source of bioenergy news with a current price comparison table of biofuels, petroleum, natural gas and coal. If you are interested in biofuels this is a great site.
Petroleum World World coverage plus expanded coverage of Venezuela.
Middle East News Online Comprehensive MIddle East news
Oil & Gas Journal Some free some subscription.
Yahoo Oil/Energy News
Shanghai Zoom News with emphasis on the Chinese energy industry.  A large number of free articles as well as several targeted subscription services.

Analysis & Background

New The Chart Store This site lives up to its name. There are many oil and gas charts but we use it to get a sense of today's economy in the light of history. If you like our oil price history graphs you will love this site for its history of everything else.

Oil Price History and Analysis
- A discussion of crude oil prices, rig count, exploration, production, oil field services and the factors influencing the future of the petroleum industry. 

History of the Oil Industry Good overview.
OPEC Issues and Analysis: Articles written over several years analyzing the decisions faced by the Organization of Petroleum Exporting Countries.
Middle East Economic Survey Two or three free weekly articles. Always worth reading.
Energy Information Administration
DOE/EIAThe best source of oil, gas and other energy information on the web. Direct links to some of their data and articles are below.
Natural Gas
Total Energy

Energy Education Resources: K - 12th Grade

News and History
Monthly Chronology
Chronology of World Oil Market Events 1970 - 2000
25th Anniversary of the 1973 Oil Embargo

This Week in Petroleum
Natural Gas Weekly Update
Country Analysis Briefs
OPEC Fact Sheet Has frequent updates
U.S. Natural Gas Markets: Mid-Term Prospects
for Natural Gas Supply- Excellent
Testimony on The Effect of the Enron Bankruptcy on the Functioning of Energy Markets

Not always correct, but whose are?
Short-Term Outlook
International Energy Outlook 2001
Annual U.S. Energy Outlook 2002

Monthly Energy Review
International Petroleum Monthly

Data and Information

New OilandGasInvest.com This site has some great information for oil and gas investors. Read Fundamentals and Risk Management and Tax Advantages. The Risk Management area has a list of things to know before investing in an oil or gas venture.

PTTC Texas Information on Barnett Shale one of the most active natural gas plays in recent memory. Also has discussion group.

Prices - Current spot and Futures prices.
Rig Counts - Short and long term graphs of U.S., Canadian, Foreign and World Rotary Rig Count as well as U.S. Workover Rig Count.
Baker Hughes Rig count data from the source. This  page should be dedicated to Ike Kerridge. He helped us track the industry for years. 
S.T.A.T.S. Smith Tools rig counts. Includes depth.
RIGZONE Offshore rig data and locations. Some news.
Alexander's Gas & Oil Connections Simply one of the largest oil and gas sites on the internet.
OPEC Get it direct from OPEC. Look at reports in Publications and News & Info areas.
International Energy Agency Statistics and market reports with an international focus.
EDGAR - Financial information required by the SEC of a publicly traded company is here and it's free
SEDAR - Canadian counterpart to EDGAR.
Texas Pipeline Pricing Index and Crude Price Index from Crutchfield Enterprises, Inc. contains current prices paid for gas on various pipelines and top Texas purchasers of crude & condensate with prices paid & barrels purchased.
Rigmatch Permits for Oil and Gas wells: Texas, Louisiana, Arkansas, Alabama, Mississippi and Gulf Coast offshore
American Petroleum Institute Gasoline taxes in consumer section. Statistics in Energy Professional Area.
Go-Tech New Mexico Petroleum Data and Well Information Database.
California  Oil, Gas, & Geothermal Resources 
Colorado Oil and Gas Conservation Commission Oil and Gas Statistics 
Oil and Gas Information
The Railroad Commission of Texas production data, history and more

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James L. Williams
WTRG Economics 
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