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Rig Count News - May 207, 2016  US rig count is unchanged. Oil drilling was down 2 and gas was up 2. Canadian drilling was down 1. Total US rig count is again at the lowest level since Baker Hughes started reporting the data in 1949. Click on the link for a detailed table and graphs of U.S. Foreign rig count was down 39 in April.
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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 May 27
, 2016
NYMEX Light Sweet Crude -0.15
ICE Brent
RBOB Gasoline NY Harbor +0.0124
Heating Oil NY Harbor -0.0073
NYMEX Natural Gas +0.017
Graphs: Oil & Gas Spot and Futures prices
Oil, Gas, Energy Prices, News & Issues:
Crude Oil and Natural Gas Exploration: Rotary Rig Count U.S. unchanged, Canada -1, International -39
Chávez’s little blue book: Outsiders should push Nicolás Maduro to hold a recall referendum this year
Key issues OPEC must wrestle with at June meeting even as oil nears $50
GCC and Russia favor quick end to Syria war
Oil ends at highest since October as U.S. supplies drop
Saudi Arabia Has a Plan B to Try to Stop Iran’s Economic Rise
What's fueling opposition to Iran's new oil contracts?
Iran-Saudi row threatens any OPEC deal, puts role in question
Venezuela’s Nicolás Maduro in Wonderland
Oil jumps to near $50 after API reports big US stockpile draw
Iraq says total oil output 4.7 million bpd; exports at record
Libya says oil production up at 300 000 bpd
French strike hits refinery output in labour reform showdown
'Things could explode': Why pressure is mounting as Venezuela's economy melts down
Venezuela's electoral body: No date for next phase of Nicolas Maduro recall petition
Qatar Energy Minister Wants 'Fair' Oil Price
Australian Regulator Asks BP for Second Revision to Drill Plan
Oil’s Recovery Under Threat as Tankers Run in Circles Off China
Maduro's allies need to make him see reason
Kurdish oil exports steady after periods of disruption
Militants Attacks Nigeria's AGIP Pipeline—Again
Iran Won’t Freeze Oil Output Before OPEC Meeting
Oil falls as Iran firm on export rise, U.S. rigs decline slower
Falluja assault: Iraq PM announces start of operation against IS
Instability in Baghdad and the war against ISIS
Crude Oil and Natural Gas Exploration: Rotary Rig Count U.S. -2, Canada +1, International -39
Oil Prices Hold Flat As Outages In Canada, Nigeria Temper Global Supply Glut
FMC, Technip Deal Seen Dodging Scrutiny That Stopped Halliburton
Incident at Exxon terminal tests Nigeria's foundering oil output
EPA final methane emissions rule broadens limits to low-producing wells
Exxon Mobil in talks with Pemex to develop deepwater crude in Gulf of Mexico
Agreement that could lead to US troops in Libya could be reached 'any day'
Oil steadies; Canadian, Nigerian supply issues offset strong dollar
Tristin Hopper: Hate all you want, but a burning Fort McMurray was pretty happy it had a bunch of oil companies next door
China's Cheaper Coal Seen Slowing Switch to Cleaner Natural Gas
EPA proposes higher biofuel quotas for 2017 under the RFS
India offers oil-for-drugs deal to recover $100 million from cash-strapped Venezuela
Venezuela Prepares for Biggest Military Exercise in History
Tanker begins delayed oil loading at Libya's Hariga -officials
Russia Suffers Oil Crash Flashback as New China Threat Looms
A quick guide to Libya's main players
Kuwait Says Oil Near $50 Shows OPEC's Strategy Is Working
Oil futures lose grip on gains after Fed minutes
ND's oil production falls less than expected
Trump Advisor Pushes Bill to Investigate OPEC Over Unfair Trade Practises
Continental Resources to work down Bakken DUCs at $50 oil
Anti-government protesters clash with police as turmoil continues in Venezuela
Colombia's Ecopetrol halts major pipeline after rebel bomb attack
Saudi Arabia Considers Paying Contractors With IOUs
8,000 workers evacuated from Alberta oil camps as authorities battle raging wildfires

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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