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Crude Oil, Gasoline and Natural Gas Futures Prices

NYMEX Prices for September 17, 2014

NYMEX Light Sweet Crude -0.46
ICE Brent -0.08
RBOB Gasoline NY Harbor +0.0104
Heating Oil NY Harbor -0.0112
NYMEX Natural Gas +0.018
Graphs: Oil & Gas Spot and Futures prices
Oil, Gas, Energy Prices, News & Issues:
OPEC Supply Risks Mount as Biggest Libyan Field Is Halted
Scholars back plan to crush IS
Australia Raids Foil Alleged Beheading Plot in Support of ISIS
Oil prices dip on US crude data
House Passes Bill to Train and Equip Syrian Rebels
With ISIS in US Cross Hairs, Syria Pounces on Other Foes
Natural Gas Boom Boosts Companies From Coast to Coast
Eni Finds 300M Barrels Offshore Angola
Algeria will not join international coalition against Islamic State
Algeria offers to host talks between rival Libyan parties
Beyond Venezuela's Default Debate
WTI Trades Near 2-Week High Amid Speculation OPEC May Cut Target
Oil prices mixed on weak US, China data
Texas drinking water tainted by natural gas operations, scientists find
Kerry Enlists Saudi King in War of Ideas Against ISIS
Angola may be Africa's biggest oil producer again in 2014
China to ban imports of high ash, high sulphur coal from 2015
China's leaders refuse to blink as economy slows drastically
As Oil Prices Tumble, Russian Minister Heads to Meet OPEC Officials
Iran says it rejects US cooperation requests on Islamic State
Paris meeting backs Iraqi govt against ISIS
Crude Oil and Natural Gas Exploration - Rotary Rig Count: U.S. +6, Canada -9, International -43
IEA Cuts Demand Estimate as Saudi Exports Drop to 2011 Low
WTI Oil Trades Near 8-Month Low on Adequate Supply; Brent Steady
Saudi Arabia Tells OPEC It Cut Output 408000 b/d in Aug.
Obama Promises Sustained Effort to Rout Militants
Libyan parliament takes refuge in Greek car ferry
Iraq approves new government, opens way for expanded US role
Awaiting an Arab response to fight IS
Battleground Dams Are Key to Saving the Country from ISIS
Libya Crisis Draws In Worried Neighboring Nations
Saudi Arabia Fast-Tracks Nuclear Power
U.S. courts skeptical Arab allies in Islamic State fight
ISIS brings Saudi Arabia and Iran closer
Helicopters bomb Islamist ammunition sites in Libya's Benghazi
U.S. says forms 'core coalition' to counter Iraq militants
Iran 'backs US military contacts' to fight Islamic State
Oil futures price falls after small supply decline
Kurds say they'll give a unified Iraqi government one last chance
Helicopters bomb Islamist ammunition sites in Libya's Benghazi
'Clear and present danger': Australia to be hit as Chinese economy starts unraveling Editor's note: The Asian financial crisis in the early 1990s led to a collapse in oil prices.
Saudi Arabia Oil Sales to U.S. Imperiled by Shale Boom
Oil rallies as Ukraine hopes lift sentiment
What's Fueling Crude Oil Production Growth For EOG Resources?
Factbox: Key facts about new Venezuela's new top oil officials
Shell urges Obama to end 40-year oil export ban
N.J. Gov. Christie says U.S. should end limits on crude exports
Brent oil sinks to 16-month low on demand fears, strong dollar
Obama approves deployment of 350 more troops to Iraq
Saudi Arabia arrests 88 suspects in suspected Al Qaeda cell
Duke Energy, Piedmont Natural Gas select Dominion to build 550-mile 'Atlantic Coast Pipeline' to transport natural gas from West Virginia to eastern North Carolina
Senate Democrat Wants Bill Allowing Anti-ISIS Strikes in Syria
Brent Oil Extends Two-Month Slump Amid OPEC Expansion
From Seoul to Mexico City, pressure mounts to ease US oil export ban
Libya admits Tripoli under militia control
As woes mount, economic stats vanish in Venezuela
Algeria's In Amenas gas plant returning to normal after attack
Retreat in China's PMIs heightens calls for policy easing

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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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