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Rig Count News - September 30, 2016  US rig count is up 11. Oil drilling was up 7 and gas was up 4. Canadian drilling was up 24. Total US rig count is now 107 higher than the recent historic low. Click on the link for a detailed table and graphs of U.S. Foreign rig count was down 28 in June.
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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. 
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Venezuela Once again a nation in crisis, possibly facing civil war with dire implications for oil prices.
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NYMEX Prices for September 30,
2016
NYMEX Light Sweet Crude +0.41
$48.24
ICE Brent -0.18
$49.06
RBOB Gasoline NY Harbor +0.0206
$1.4874
Heating Oil NY Harbor +0.0177
$1.5279
NYMEX Natural Gas -0.053
$2.906
Graphs: Oil & Gas Spot and Futures prices
 
Links to Oil, Gas, Energy Prices, News & Issues:
Crude Oil and Natural Gas Exploration: Rotary Rig Count U.S. +11, Canada +24, International +11
Oil Caps Biggest Monthly Gain Since April After OPEC Output Pact
OPEC oil output hits record on Iraq, Libya boost: Reuters survey
Saudi Arabia slams JASTA law
Sept. 11 Widow Sues Saudi Arabia Following Congress Override
Ministers writing checks that OPEC can’t cash
Oil Trades Near One-Month High After OPEC Agrees Production Cuts
The OPEC "Deal": A Paper Tiger Without The Paper?
Will OPEC make good on production cuts?
Saudi Arabia Has Ways to Hit Back at 9/11 Lawsuit Effort
OPEC reaches first deal to cut oil output since 2008 - sources
OPEC Agrees to First Oil Output Cut in Eight Years
Oil soars 6 percent as OPEC reaches deal to limit output in November
OPEC Meets to Discuss First Oil-Output Curbs in Two Years
Saudis soften oil stance on Iran but OPEC deal still elusive
Iran says wants oil output limit 'close to 4 million bpd'
Libya’s oil output nudges higher as Wintershall resumes production
Oil sheds nearly 3% with no official output deal expected in Algeria
American and British diplomats met with “militias” to pave the way for permanent oil exports
Saudi Oil Minister Signals He’s Open to Iran Compromise at OPEC
Kerry meets Venezuela's Maduro amid vote tensions
Oil Tankers Head to Key Nigeria Port as Militant Risk Endures
Goldman cuts fourth-quarter crude oil price forecast by $7 on supply glut
Saudis, Iran dash hopes for OPEC oil deal in Algeria
Rice Energy's Gas Deal Gives OPEC a Black Eye
Oil Ends up 3% as OPEC Meets; Volatility Hits Post-Doha High
Saudi Arabia's Monarch Scraps Bonuses, Cuts Minister Salaries
Dakota Access Owners Evade Federal Regulators, Buy Land Surrounding Pipeline
OPEC Divided on Production Cut Before Algiers Talks
UAE accuses Iran of destabilizing Middle East
Algeria says all options 'possible' for Algiers OPEC gathering
Saudi Arabia offered to scale back production to January levels
Half of Venezuelan children not getting three square meals
Saudi Arabia Faces Increasing IS Threats at Home
Oil traders listen to OPEC talk, wait for action

Losses for oil intensify as Saudis play down chances of an output deal
Oil Rebounds as Saudi Arabia Said to Offer Output Deal to Iran
Nigeria’s Qua Iboe, Forcados Oil Cargoes Reflect Output Return
Here's what to expect from OPEC oil-output-freeze talks
OPEC Under Pressure to Act in Algiers as Oil Surplus Triples
Venezuela opposition vows 2016 Maduro vote despite setback
Factions in Libya urged to unite as the country exports oil for the first time since 2014
U.N.-backed Libyan leader open to talks with eastern rival
Colonial Pipeline Line 1 has been safely restarted and returned to service (It will take several days for the gasoline to reach North Carolina)

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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