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Crude Oil, Gasoline and Natural Gas Futures Prices

NYMEX Prices for January 23, 2015 

NYMEX Light Sweet Crude -0.72
ICE Brent +0.27
RBOB Gasoline NY Harbor +0.0171
Heating Oil NY Harbor +0.0088
NYMEX Natural Gas +0.151
Graphs: Oil & Gas Spot and Futures prices
Oil, Gas, Energy Prices, News & Issues:
US changes its tune on Syrian regime change as Isis threat takes top priority
Old foes come together to pay tribute to King Abdullah
Crude Oil and Natural Gas Exploration - Rotary Rig Count: U.S. -43, Canada -8
Oil Rigs in U.S. at 2-Year Low as Bakken Drillers Bail
King Abdullah, Saudi Monarch Who Modernized Economy, Dies
Oil Surges in New York After Saudi Arabia’s King Abdullah Dies
Oil Drillers 'Going to Die' in 2Q on Crude Price Swoon
Yemen President Hadi Resigns After Shiite Rebels Seize Palace
Oil rebounds from biggest drop in week as U.S. drilling slows
Total cuts North Sea, U.S. shale spending after oil price plunge
Houthis welcome Yemeni president's concessions but gunmen remain
Natural Gas Drops Most in 11 Months on Milder Weather Forecasts
Shale Oil Growth in U.S. Hurts Canadians as Well as OPEC
Saudi Arabia Builds Iraq Border Wall To Protect Against ISIS
Israel braces itself as Iran vows 'ruinous thunderbolts'
Venezuela cancels Citgo auction, seeks to raise $2.5 bln
Oil slips toward $48 after IMF cuts growth forecast
Libya's representative to Opec disappears from Tripoli, says family
Libya Militias Agree to Halt in Fighting, With Caveats
Iran sees no OPEC shift toward a cut, says oil industry could withstand $25 crude
Deadly Israeli Strike Deals Painful Blow to Hezbollah, Iran
Falling oil prices hit Venezuela, Iran and Russia hard
Steepest Drop in U.S. Oil Rigs Shows OPEC Prevailing
US crude settles up 5.3%, snaps 7-week losing streak
Libya parties agree to more talks; two factions call ceasefire
Street protests loom as shortages, inflation and oil slump hit Venezuela
Jobs will fall with oil, experts say
Crude oil's collapse will cost 9,000 jobs at Schlumberger
OPEC Report Downgrades Demand for Its Oil as Prices Fall Again
IEA Sees Oil-Price Recovery; Cuts 2015 Non-OPEC Output Estimate
New Saudi-Sinopec Oil Refinery Starts Exports
Qatar May Fund Energy, Other Projects In Venezuela
Saudi Arabia Building 600-Mile-Long ‘Great Wall’ Along Iraqi Border To Keep ISIS At Bay
Libya Warplane Hits Trawler Carrying Gasoline to Benghazi
Oil rout means fewer freebies in GCC
OPEC Members Feeling The Pain Of Falling Oil Prices
Oil surges 5 percent on options expiry; bounce seen fleeting
Oil price crash threatens the future of the North Sea oilfields
Russian finance minister warns on spending as crisis deepens
U.S. oil tanks barely one-third full beckon crude contango play
Venezuela taps Algeria in push to prop up oil prices
Natural Gas Bulls Saddled With Wrong Kind of Weather
Spending cuts and idled rigs fail to stop oil’s plunge
Venezuela Reduces Lines by Trimming Shoppers, Not Shortages
Brent crude oil price falls to six-year low
OPEC price war in Asia intensifies as oil falls below $50
Libya spirals downward as the West looks the other way
Spate of US refinery shutdowns may worsen crude woes
Boko Haram crisis: Nigeria estimates Baga deaths at 150
Oil hits six-year low as Goldman Sachs slashes price forecast
Oil Drillers Bail on U.S. Boom, Idle Most Rigs Since 1991
Boko Haram Kills 'Too Many to Count' in Nigeria
Venezuela supermarket lines swell as shoppers scramble to buy basics
Why China Just Made A $20B Investment In Venezuela
Libya conflict threatens entire Maghreb
As Libya Spirals Toward Chaos, The West Has Financial Levers To Stop The Fighting
Why the Fight Over the Keystone Pipeline is Completely Divorced From Reality

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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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