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Crude Oil, Gasoline and Natural Gas Futures Prices

NYMEX Prices for August 29,
U.S. Markets Closed for Labor Day
NYMEX Light Sweet Crude +1.41
ICE Brent (September 1, 2014) -0.40
RBOB Gasoline NY Harbor +0.0300
Heating Oil NY Harbor +0.0079
NYMEX Natural Gas +0.019
Graphs: Oil & Gas Spot and Futures prices
Oil, Gas, Energy Prices, News & Issues:
Brent Oil Extends Two-Month Slump Amid OPEC Expansion
From Seoul to Mexico City, pressure mounts to ease US oil export ban
Libya admits Tripoli under militia control
As woes mount, economic stats vanish in Venezuela
Algeria's In Amenas gas plant returning to normal after attack
Retreat in China's PMIs heightens calls for policy easing
Crude Oil and Natural Gas Exploration - Rotary Rig Count: U.S. -+18, Canada +4, International -6
Learning From China’s Oil Rig Standoff With Vietnam
Morgan Stanley plans natural gas export plant in new commodities foray
US slaps more sanctions on Iranian banks, firms
KSA 'does not fund or support IS murderers'
Why are Venezuela's supermarkets so empty?
Libya Cabinet resigns as militias accept cease-fire call
Shell poised to sell four oilfields and a pipeline in Nigeria
Crude oil little-changed after oil inventory draw, Cushing build
Libya Faces the Prospect of Civil War as Regional Powers Choose Sides
Retreating IS Militants Torch Ain Zalah Oil Wells
The Enemy of My Enemy: Iran Arms Kurds in Fight Against ISIS
US Names Seven Countries To Send Arms To Iraqi Kurds
US Congressman urges Obama to block Venezuela's Citgo sale
North Dakota's Bakken well count eclipses 15,000
Iraq's Abadi hopeful on new government, suicide bomber kills nine
No more surprises? ISIS Achilles' heel is defending what it has won
Propane suppliers, after crisis last winter, are better prepared
Natural Gas Futures Climb on Outlook for Late-Season Heat
Saudi Aramco CEO says OPEC will take oil price 'as it comes'
Arab Nations Strike in Libya, Surprising US
Libya revives output with Waha restart
Kurdish and Iraqi Parties Make Headway in Talks for New Government
Mosul Residents Fed Up With IS
Coal gas boom in China holds climate change risks
China falls short in push to produce natural gas
Iran deputy foreign minister to visit Saudi Arabia
Iraq's Assyrians Still Exist -- for Now
The Venezuela Case Study In How Not To Help The Poor
Libya crisis: Tensions rise as Tripoli airport seized
Peshmerga Push Back IS in two Strategic Towns
IS terrorism focus of Jeddah dialogue
Iraq works to ease tensions after mosque attack kills 70
Siluria turns natural gas into gasoline for $1 per gallon
Saudi Aramco leads $30 mil investment in natural gas fuels company Siluria
Germany to Arm Kurds as Europe Shocked Into Helping Iraq
Refiners Seek Jones Act Workarounds as Crude Export Debate Heats Up
Iraqi effort to recapture Tikrit said to stall
Libya loads 1st oil in a year from Es Sider port
Mosul dam ‘most dangerous in the world
Iraq crisis: Mosul dam retaken from IS
Lower oil price adds to economic pressure on Russia
OPEC unruffled by oil price slide, sees market rebound
Brent Falls as Iraqi Kurds Retake Mosul Dam; WTI Drops
Renegade Libyan general claims air strikes on Tripoli (OpEd)
Kurds report retaking most of key dam, as U.S. steps up Iraq bombing
Oil prices below most OPEC producers' budget needs
Libya's pleas for international help go unanswered
Iraqi Sunnis lay out conditional offer to join unity government
Maliki finally steps aside as Iraq Sunni leader sees US help
Financial Times: Turkey Has Called on US to Lift Kurdish Oil Ban
Brent Falls to 13-Month Low on Slow Growth; WTI Drops
Oil production in Permian causes pipeline bottleneck in Texas
First oil sails from Libya's Ras Lanuf since end of blockade
Libyan Assembly Asks for UN Help as Militias Clash
Maliki refuses to go as Iraqis turn to new leader
U.S. Special Forces Land on Iraq Mountain
US Cuts 2014 Oil Price Forecast as Production Surges
Iran endorses Haider al-Abadi as Iraq’s new prime minister, spurning Nouri al-Maliki
France to send weapons to Iraq
Libya parliament agrees direct presidential election
Libya crisis: Head of Tripoli police 'assassinated'
Iraq president spurns Maliki and nominates new PM
Meet Haider al-Abadi, the man named Iraq's new prime minister
Blackstone nears $1.2bn deal for Shell gas stake

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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