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Rig Count News - April 21, 2017  US rig count is up 10. Oil drilling rigs are up 5 and gas are up 5. Canadian drilling was down 19. Click on the link for detailed tables and graphs of U.S. and Canada. Foreign rig count was up 14 in March.
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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.
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NYMEX Prices for April 24, 2017
NYMEX Light Sweet Crude -0.39
ICE Brent -0.36
RBOB Gasoline NY Harbor -0.0231
Heating Oil NY Harbor -0.0106
NYMEX Natural Gas -0.035
Graphs: Oil & Gas Spot and Futures prices
Links to Oil, Gas, Energy Prices, News & Issues:
Oil slips on OPEC cut extension doubts, Russia output worries
Russia's Oil Cuts Won't Be So Easy If OPEC Deal Is Extended
General Motors Fires 2,700 in Venezuela After Plant Closure: Workers
Amid Venezuela unrest, experts worry that criminals will acquire military’s weapons
OPEC Panel Recommends Output Cut Extension, Sources Say
Iraq may seek exemption from OPEC oil cuts 'to boost own output'
Libya's warring sides reach diplomatic breakthrough in Rome
Renewed support for pipeline projects
The art of surviving a Venezuela on the brink
Crude Oil and Natural Gas Exploration: U.S. +10, Canada -19, International +14
At least 12 people dead after night of looting and violence in Venezuela
Giant Libyan Oilfield Reopens After 2 Year Outage
Caracas on Knife-Edge as Maduro Protesters Erect Barricades
Here’s what Venezuela’s deepening crisis means for oil prices
Caracas on Knife-Edge as Maduro Protesters Erect Barricades
Oil prices flat in choppy trade, rising U.S. production weighs
GM halts operations in Venezuela after factory seized
Saudi Arabia Says Some Oil Producers Reach Deal to Extend Cuts
ND production unexpectedly tops 1 million barrels per day again
Oil Prices Drop As Saudis Say Too Early To Decide Cuts Extension
2 killed amid massive anti-government marches in Venezuela
Despite alliance, Russian shipper holds Venezuela oil hostage over debts
Venezuela’s Maduro seeks to expand armed civilian militias
Iran would support unanimous OPEC decision to extend output cuts: minister
Merrill Lynch Joins The Bulls With Predictions of OPEC Cutback Extension and Rising Demand
Citi Sees Oil Surging $10 as OPEC Combats Roaring U.S. Shale
Renewed support for pipeline projects
World's largest ship sets sail for UK: As big as six football pitches and twice as long as an aircraft carrier, it will ferry a 24,000 ton oil rig 500 miles to shore
Bets on Oil Rise Advance on Signs OPEC Cuts Will Outdo U.S. Boom
Most oil producers want extension of output cuts: Iran minister
China Takes Crude Import Crown as Output Lags Behind Rising Demand
BP trying to plug oil leak on Alaska's North Slope
Nigeria to Restore Oil Output Even as OPEC Weighs Extending Cuts
Supporters of Venezuela President Maduro Attack Archbishop of Caracas in the Middle of Mass
Venezuela president secretly offers regional elections to appease growing opposition
Dakota Access Pipeline to start interstate service May 14
Nigeria: Eni Paid No Intermediary, Bribes to Acquire Nigeria Oilfield
IEA: Oil market already close to balance
Venezuela opposition plans nationwide protests to strain security forces
Permian shale optimism linked to new term: the cubic mile
Crowd pelts Venezuela President Maduro with eggs, rocks
Venezuela Oil No Easy Fix After Brain Drain, Asset Seizures
Shell corruption probe: New evidence on oil payments
EIA forecasts record US crude-oil output in 2018
Libya Halts Sharara Oil Loadings as Biggest Field Shuts Down
Saudi Arabia Said to Cut Oil Output to Lowest Since January
OPEC, UAE to launch new global oil, gas database to improve transparency
Venezuela protesters target Maduro, vow to keep up pressure
Oil Set for Longest Gain This Year as Biggest Libyan Field Halts
Oil Extends Gain Above $52 as Russia Weighs Output Cut Extension
Trump aide drew plan on napkin to partition Libya into three

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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