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Rig Count News - August 18, 2017  U.S. rig count is down 3. Rigs targeting oil are down 5, gas rigs were up 1 and miscellaneous rigs were up 1. Canadian rig count was down 6 rigs. Follow the link for detailed tables and graphs of U.S. and Canada.
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Coal, CO2 and Limitations of Energy Policy

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.
OPEC Issues and Analysis: Articles written over several years analyzing the decisions faced by the Organization of Petroleum Exporting Countries.
National Energy Policy - The report to the President.
Links to oil, gas and general energy news and information
About WTRG Economics.Our products and services
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Crude Oil, Gasoline and Natural Gas Futures Prices

NYMEX Prices for August 17, 2017
NYMEX Light Sweet Crude +1.42
ICE Brent +1.69
RBOB Gasoline NY Harbor +0.0371
Heating Oil NY Harbor +0.0384
NYMEX Natural Gas -0.036
Graphs: Oil & Gas Spot and Futures prices
Links to Oil, Gas, Energy Prices, News & Issues:
Bank jitters over Venezuela stall oil delivery to U.S. refiner
Pro-government assembly in Venezuela takes congress' powers
Court rejects Sierra Club challenges of DOE’s Freeport LNG findings
New NAFTA talks may help Mexico lock in energy reforms, speaker says
NYMEX September gas rises as storage revision trumps bearish build
OPEC The Cartel’s Last Stand?
Libya Gets Better at Keeping Oil Flowing as Industry Stabilizes
US gas futures rise after EIA reports gas storage build
After Maduro’s secret trip to Cuba, opposition leaders want to know: ‘Why did he go?’
An eclipse is just the opportunity for experiments that the American power sector’s been waiting for

8 Familiar Oil Stocks At Risk If Venezuela Collapses
U.S. Natural Gas Market Sees Big Benefits From Nafta
Algeria's Third Premier This Year Signals Turmoil in OPEC State
Libya's Biggest Oil Field Is Reopening For Business
Oil climbs as sources say API data show U.S. crude supply down more than 9 million barrels
Oil holds at 3-week low as traders brace for U.S. supply data
Armed Venezuelan soldiers caught in Guyana begging for food
OPEC's Oil-Glut Fight Could Last Years
Oil settles at 3-week low as OPEC and U.S. crude output grow
Special Report: Vladimir's Venezuela - Leveraging loans to Caracas, Moscow snaps up oil assets
Libya's Top Oil Field Output Said to Fall on Security Threats
Venezuela’s U.S. Refineries Turn to Canada for Oil
Crude Oil and Natural Gas Exploration: U.S. -5, Canada +3, International +4
Oil gains for the day, falls for the week
Venezuela's hunted opposition magistrates flee by boat, on foot
Peru's president urges Venezuela's Maduro to step down
Iraq wants to reopen old Saudi crude exports pipeline - former minister
Venezuela Called 'Dictatorship' by Peru, Condemned by New Bloc
No-Name U.S. Oil Driller Gets Shot at World's Top Reserves
OPEC Expects Laggards To Comply More Fully With Oil Cut Pact
Oil Declines as Supply Concerns Loom Following Summer Season
Saudi Arabia to cut crude allocations in Sept by at least 520000 bpd: Source
Oil Trades Above $49 as Saudis Said to Curb Crude Sales to Asia
OPEC Veteran Zanganeh Tapped to Return as Iran Oil Minister
As Maduro’s Venezuela Rips Apart, So Does His Military
Chevron, Total Pull All Foreign Staff in Venezuela
BP finds prolific shale gas source in New Mexico

Oil prices pressured as investors await news from OPEC meeting
Repsol Says Drilling Suspended On Vietnam Oil Block Disputed By China
Kemp: Macroeconomic Risks For The Oil Industry
Repsol Says Drilling Suspended On Vietnam Oil Block Disputed By China
Libya crude floods market again
Oilfield Services Giant Shlumberger returns to Libya
Natural Gas: Winter is Coming, Time to Load up?
Venezuela inaugurates new legislative superbody despite protests
FERC quorum restored as Senate okays Powelson, Chatterjee nominations
Rosneft lent PDVSA over $1bn in April
Venezuela crisis boils over as Maduro foes seek to block new assembly
Saudi Oil Minister Met With Top Commodity Hedge Funds
Haftar to 'confront' foreign ships in Libyan seas
Why the U.S. is taking its time on more Venezuela sanctions
Venezuela's attorney general seeks to halt installation of newly elected national assembly
Departing AP reporter looks back at Venezuela's slide This is a must read if you want a feel for the crisis.
Here’s what sanctions on Venezuela would do to the oil market
Venezuela vote: Turnout figure 'tampered with'
Libya Crude Floods Market Again as OPEC Fights to Restrict Flows
Venezuelan oil supply to Phillips 66 falls amid quality issues
Oil Slides as Industry Is Said to Report Unexpected Crude Build
Nigeria Oil Region Negotiators Threaten to Quit Peace Talks
In rare move, Rubio delivers speech on independent Venezuelan TV
Venezuela's regime attack with violence pacific protests , opposition barricades streets

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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