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NYMEX Prices for April 17, 2015 

NYMEX Light Sweet Crude -0.97
$55.74
ICE Brent -0.53
$63.45
RBOB Gasoline NY Harbor -0.0055
$1.9299
Heating Oil NY Harbor -0.0256
$1.8824
NYMEX Natural Gas -0.050
$2.634
Graphs: Oil & Gas Spot and Futures prices
 
Oil, Gas, Energy Prices, News & Issues:
Crude Oil and Natural Gas Exploration - Rotary Rig Count: U.S. -34, Canada -19
Oil futures score weekly gain of nearly 8%
Iraqi forces recapture 2 towns from ISIS near crucial refinery
Algeria sees power vacuum in face of oil crisis
Is Iran Overstretched in Syria?
Oil prices see sixth day of gains
Saudi Arabia Adds Half a Bakken to Oil Market in a Single Month
The Algeria Alternative: Why Algiers Defends Order at HomeóBut Not Abroad
No breakthrough between Iran and U.N. nuclear watchdog
U.S. Iran bill makes nuclear deal harder, but not impossible
Putin's Iran Game Bests Obama
Oil Rises to Three-Month High
Ten maps that explain Iran's power play in the Middle East
Iran Assails US Plan for a Vote in Congress
Iraqi prime minister fears Yemen conflict could spark wider sectarian war
OPEC diplomacy up from Moscow to Caracas; action unlikely
Air strikes near Tripoli as UN peace talks on Libya resume
Donít expect OPEC to budge on Iranís call for oil-output cuts
Saudi Arabia Leads OPEC Oil Boom as U.S. Shale Growth Slows
EOG has lion's share of 900 North Dakota wells awaiting fracking
Egypt and Saudi Arabia discuss maneuvers as Yemen battles rage
Look out OPEC! Oil ETF investors head for exit, risking new slump
Discounts fail to lure oil buyers as Libya seeks to bypass Tripoli
Just when the rout seemed almost over, drillers idle 42 oil rigs
OPEC publication urges non-members to help stabilize oil market
Iraq forces launch Anbar offensive
Many lawmakers unswayed by Kerry's Iran pitch
Russia lifts block on missile system shipment to Iran
Deal or not, many U.S. states will keep sanctions grip on Iran
Oil drillers pull rigs out of US fields for 18th week
Saudi-Led Coalition Claims 500 Rebel Deaths in Yemen Fighting
Pakistan risks losing trust of Gulf nations
OPEC's no-cut strategy is not working, Iran says
Iran's Khamenei adds a twist to tough terms for nuclear talks
Kerry Says U.S. Knew of Iranís Military Aid to Houthi Rebels
Senate nears Iran deal rebuke to Obama
Algeria denies deteriorated relations with Saudi
WTI oil price drops 6% as inventories jump more than expected
OPEC should change course, cut oil output: Libya official
Iran deploys two warships near Yemen as rivals continue airstrikes
Spiritual Leader of Libya's Biggest Jihadi Group Pledges Allegiance to ISIS
Senior U.S. diplomat in Venezuela for talks with President Maduro ahead of summit
The 33 Venezuelan Mayors Who Face Charges (And Oppose The President)
Saudis Boost Oil Output While Standing Ready to Stabilize Price
Undoing Chavez's $50 Billion of Oil Giveaways Eases Default Risk
Here Are 4 Challenges Nigeria's New Leader Must Overcome
Oil fallout: U.S. companies kill over 51,000 jobs
Shell challenges Exxon dominance with $70 billion bid for BG
Shi'ite fighters leave Tikrit under govt deal after looting: Iraq officials
Oil spill reported in Mississippi River after multi-ship collision
Oil jumps 5 percent on tempered Iran view, slower U.S. inventory rise
Obama says confident Iran sanctions could be reimposed if deal broken
One of Libya's Rival Governments Moves to Control Oil Revenue
Outline of Iran Nuclear Deal Sounds Different From Each Side
Iran Deal Threatens to Upend a Delicate Balance of Power in the Middle East
Saudi Arabia Keeps Hinting It Would Go Nuclear if Iran Does
Israel Dismayed by Iran Nuclear Agreement
Venezuelan 'resistance' movement struggles to bruise Maduro
How did France become more hawkish on Iran than the U.S.?
Iran talks stretch into another day; deal seen close but elusive

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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