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Rig Count News - May 17, 2019  U.S. rig count  was down 1. Rigs targeting oil were lower by 3 and gas rigs were up 2. Canadian rig count was unchanged and there we no changes in oil or gas drilling. International rigs are up 12 for the month of March. Follow the link for detailed tables and graphs.
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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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Crude Oil, Gasoline and Natural Gas Futures Prices

NYMEX Prices for May 17, 2019

NYMEX Light Sweet Crude
-0.11
$62.76
ICE Brent
-0.41
$72.21
RBOB Gasoline NY Harbor
-0.0145
$2.0473
Heating Oil NY Harbor
-0.0277
$2.0955
NYMEX Natural Gas
-0.008
$2.631
 
Links to Oil, Gas, Energy Prices, News & Issues:
Saudi Arabia calls for emergency GCC, Arab League meeting
Here’s what’s feeding volatility in the oil market
Saudi's Falih says sees no oil shortage, but OPEC to act if needed
Crude Oil and Natural Gas Rig Count: U.S. -1, Canada unchanged, International +12

Saudi Arabia accuses Iran of ordering drone attack on oil pipeline
Oil slips but ends week higher on Mideast supply disruption fears
OPEC+ Grapples With Iran Crisis as Ministers Meet in Jeddah
Permian natural gas producers cut production in May, lifting prices to positive territory
Venezuela's Orinoco Belt crude production falls to 169,800 b/d
Oil prices trapped by grim news from emerging markets
Saudi Aramco resumes pumping oil through pipeline hit by drone attack
Russia aiming to share Saudi output hike as OPEC+ meets
The Supreme Tribunal Gives Maduro What Venezuelans Took from Him: An Obedient Parliament
Venezuelan crude production sinks to 500,000 b/d
Attack on Saudi oil facility dangerous escalation
Oil rises as Saudi Arabia reports drone attacks on pump stations
Oil prices fall with Wall Street on trade war, give back early gains
Details and analysis: Weatherford uses Chapter 11 restructuring to gain breathing room
Houston Ship Channel Reopens After Crash Polluted Air and Water
Oil Rises as Middle East Tanker Attacks Add to Political Risks
Bar rises for shale takeovers as Chevron bows out of Anadarko fight
Iran commander calls U.S. military in Gulf a target not a threat: ISNA
The Winner From Trump’s Iran Sanctions? Saudi Arabia
Oil Shrugs Off US Tariff Spike
India, China seen as Europe's last hope to save Iran deal
Venezuela crisis: Opposition lawmakers take refuge in embassies
What a major arrest in Venezuela says about the Guaidó-Maduro standoff
Baker Institute studies possible shale-development ban in Mexico
Analysis: Oil majors post mixed Q1 results as oil prices soften

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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