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NYMEX Prices for July 31, 2015

NYMEX Light Sweet Crude -1.40
ICE Brent -1.10
RBOB Gasoline NY Harbor +0.0131
Heating Oil NY Harbor -0.0142
NYMEX Natural Gas -0.019
Graphs: Oil & Gas Spot and Futures prices
Oil, Gas, Energy Prices, News & Issues:
Crude Oil and Natural Gas Exploration - Rotary Rig Count: U.S. -2, Canada +15.
Saudi Arabia’s soaring domestic energy consumption
Isis in Libya: British troops to be sent to north African country to combat militants advance
Algeria boosts oil output by 32,000 bpd with two new fields
Obama to mandate steeper emissions cuts from US power plants
GCC security, red line for Egypt
Oil prices tank as OPEC heightens oversupply worries
Saudi Arabia's New Sunni Alliance
Top French Official Contradicts Kerry on Iran Deal
Libya officials: Jihadis driving ISIS from eastern stronghold
Oil climbs on big US stock draw; strong dollar caps gains
Saudi Arabia to trim oil production after summer
US approves possible sale of $5.4 billion in missiles to Saudi Arabia
In Saudi Arabia, nuclear energy for nuclear energy’s sake
UAE condemns attack that comes days after interception of explosives and arms
ISIS on retreat as Kurdish forces make more territorial gains in Syria
Iraqi government condemns Turkish airstrikes on PKK in Kurdistan
U.A.E. Raises Gasoline Prices as OPEC Member Halts Subsidies
BP Joins Total in Writing Off Oil Assets Amid Libya Conflict
Attack halts flow in natural gas pipeline from Iran to Turkey
Venezuela seeks light crude contracts to make blends
Libya Crude Output Drops as Conflict Cuts Power at Oil Fields
Isis: David Cameron says UK will bomb Islamic State in Libya and Syria if a plot is discovered
Uneasy calm hides turbulence in Tripoli
GCC urged to stand united against security threats-Bahrain
Oil Bulls Are Fleeing at the Fastest Pace in Three Years
Total seeks buyer for half of Texas refinery
Saudi Arabia’s Sabic Considering Shale Gas Investments in U.S.
U.S.-Turkey deal aims to create de facto ‘safe zone’ in northwest Syria

Oil Returns to Bear Market as U.S., OPEC Output Prolongs Glut
For Erdogan, Turkish assault is about containing the Kurds as much as fighting Isil
Saudi Arabia says relations with Hamas have not changed after meeting
Congress Alarmed by Iran Pact's Secret Understandings
Saudi Arabia Crude Exports Fall to Five-Month Low on China
OPEC sees oil drop as short-term, expects stronger demand
Iran eyes $185 billion oil and gas projects after sanctions
China says has every right to drill in East China Sea
Turkey pounds Islamic State with fighter jets in Syria for the first time
Shipowners protest Nigeria's ban on 113 crude carriers
Halliburton Said Facing Antitrust Hurdles Over Baker Hughes
Oil Warning: The Crash Could Be Worst in More Than 45 Years
Verification Process in Iran Deal Is Questioned by Some Experts
Inside Libya: Interview With LIA Sovereign Wealth Fund Chairman Breish
Algeria trims spending as sees energy revenues down 50 pct this year
OPEC sees oil drop as short-term, expects stronger demand
Return of Iran oil may reinforce OPEC production strategy
Cost Deflation and the Effect on 2015 Breakeven Prices in 5 Shale Plays
Angola offers 10 onshore oil blocks for bidding
A short rope of hope for war-shattered Libya
Saudi Prince Bandar: The U.S. nuclear pact with North Korea failed. The Iran deal is worse.
Oilfield Services Companies Are Betting On Re-Fracking. Will It Catch On?
Venezuela takes drastic measure amid food crisis
Natural Gas Futures Fall on Outlook for Moderating U.S. Heat
Nigeria's NNPC bans 113 oil tankers from Nigerian waters
It Just Got Easier for Iran to Fund Terrorism
Saudi Arabia arrests 431 ISIS suspects, thwarts attacks
Suspected Islamic State suicide bombing kills 28 in Turkish border town

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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