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Rig Count News - July 20, 2018  U.S. rig count is down 8.. Rigs targeting oil are down 5 and gas rigs are down 2. Canadian rig count was up 14 rigs with oil rigs up 3 and gas drilling up 11 rigs. International rigs are down 11 for the month of May. 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 July 20, 2018
NYMEX Light Sweet Crude +1.00
ICE Brent
+0.49 $73.07
RBOB Gasoline NY Harbor +0.0255
Heating Oil NY Harbor +0.0143  $2.1044
NYMEX Natural Gas -0.012 $2.757
Links to Oil, Gas, Energy Prices, News & Issues:
Crude Oil and Natural Gas Rig Count: U.S. -8, Canada +14, International -11
Oil set for weekly drop as Trump issues new trade threats
Crude advances as Saudi Arabia dismisses oversupply speculation
Analysts: Oil Demand Faces Mounting Risks
Permian pinch spurs pipeline binge, and fears of overbuild
New York's global warming suit against oil companies tossed
Oil prices higher after drop in gasoline stocks, despite record crude output
Goldman Sachs says U.S. political policy making oil volatile
‘OPEC producers crucial to world’s crude supply through to 2040’
Saudis Offer Extra Oil in Asia as OPEC Leader Pumps More
Venezuelans are starving, but the country still sends crude to Cuba
U.S. oil boom delivers surprise for traders - and it's costly
Ten years after oil peak, what has changed?
Why “orphan” oil and gas wells are a growing problem for states
Incident at Sharara oil field
No End In Sight For Venezuela’s Oil Crisis
U.S. oil exports to India soar ahead of sanctions on Iran
Iraqis protest at oilfields to call for jobs and basic services
Russia studying possible oil-for-goods deal with Iran: Novak
World oil supply risks being 'stretched to limit': IEA
Mike Pompeo's interview should trigger a deeper conversation about Iran
U.S. will consider requests for waivers from Iran oil sanctions -Pompeo
U.S. oil sees steepest one-day percentage decline in more than a year
ESAI: Russian crude ready to expand with spare capacity above 500,000 b/d
Warlord Haftar hands over oil ports to Tripoli NOC after strong-worded letter from US President
Syncrude Canada expects to resume full production in September

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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