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Rig Count News - April 20, 2018  U.S. rig count is up 5. Rigs targeting oil are up 5 and gas rigs were unchanged. Canadian rig count was down 9 rigs with oil rigs down 6 and gas drilling was lower by 3. Follow the link for detailed tables and graphs of U.S. and Canada.
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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.
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Crude Oil, Gasoline and Natural Gas Futures Prices

NYMEX Prices for April 20
, 2018
NYMEX Light Sweet Crude +0.09
ICE Brent
+0.28 $74.06
RBOB Gasoline NY Harbor +0.0185  $2.0959
Heating Oil NY Harbor +0.0136  $2.1230
NYMEX Natural Gas +0.079 $2.739
Links to Oil, Gas, Energy Prices, News & Issues:
Crude Oil and Natural Gas Rig Count: U.S. +5, Canada -9, international -7
Oil ends modestly higher, posts a second straight weekly gain
Crude Set for Weekly Gain as Saudis Flag Need for More Spending
Saudi oil minister says more work needed to lower inventories
Russia sees ‘solid foundation’ for extending oil alliance
U.S. oil falls from at 3 ½-year high as OPEC, non-OPEC ministers gather in Saudi Arabia
Exxon faces setback in Iraq as oil and water mix
Oil Nears $70 as OPEC Is Said to See Goal Nearly Accomplished
OPEC-Russia Talks Set to Keep Oil Cuts Even as Glut Vanishes
Qatar joins Gulf war games in apparent compromise
OPEC's new price hawk Saudi Arabia seeks oil as high as $100 - sources
Oil Rallies as Drop in U.S. Inventories Adds to Political Risks
Cash, low-risk growth remain priorities for oil companies in 2018
Canadian Oil Recovery Faces New Threat From Possible Rail Strike
China March refinery runs hit record; crude output near multi-year low
PDVSA refineries In Venezuela, Curaçao ran at 31% capacity in 1Q
Under military rule, Venezuela oil workers quit in a stampede
Venezuela's 'Suffocating' Oil Workers Request Dollar Payments
China shale gas output to nearly double over 3 years
Crude Oil and Natural Gas Rig Count: U.S. +5, Canada -9, international -7

Arab leaders call for probe into Syria chemical attacks, condemn Iran
Oil, gold open lower despite Syria strikes; Russian retaliation in focus
Offshore operators monitoring US-China tensions, analyst warns
Saudis Shoot Down Missiles, Drones as Middle East Tensions Flare
Saving Venezuela
Mnuchin Signals 'Very Strong' New Sanctions on Iran Coming
Saudi forces intercept Houthi scout drone over Abha airport
How a Remote Iranian Port Could Heighten China-India Tensions
US, Saudi Arabia and France Talk Military Action in Syria as Russia, China and Iran Warn Against It
Shipping fuel costs to spike 25 pct in 2020 on sulphur cap
Oil Holds Above $65 as Industry Tally Said to Find Surprise Jump
Russia-OPEC cooperation could be indefinite: Novak
Are Saudis pushing OPEC for $80 a barrel oil?
Iraq’s Supreme Court considers lawsuit against Kurdistan’s oil export
Exploration and Production Costs - Dallas Fed
Donald Trump Has a Potent Weapon Against Iranian Oil
Motiva mulls doubling of Port Arthur, Texas refinery's capacity: CEO
Aramco Plans Study for Chemical Complex in Texas
Expenditure for major oil and gas projects at 10-year low
Oil Demand: The Price Is Right or the Customer Is Right?
Wave of large upstream project FIDs could signal a new cost cycle
Oil giants stay in their own backyards in U.S. auction
Venezuelan Crude Exports To U.S. Gulf Coast Refiners Plunge
Saudi Arabia expects no oil supply impact from Houthi tanker attack
OPEC output falls to lowest in a year as Venezuela's woes deepen

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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