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Rig Count News - January 20, 2017  US rig count is up 35. Oil drilling was up 29 and gas was up 6. Canadian drilling was up 27 rigs. Total US rig count is now 290 higher than the recent historic low. Click on the link for detailed tables and graphs of U.S. and Canada. Foreign rig count was down 3 in September.
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Oil Price History and AnalysisUpdated 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. 
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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.
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Crude Oil, Gasoline and Natural Gas Futures Prices

NYMEX Prices for January 23, 2017
NYMEX Light Sweet Crude -0.43
$52.75
ICE Brent -0.26
$55.23
RBOB Gasoline NY Harbor +0.0007
$1.5667
Heating Oil NY Harbor -0.0194
$1.6265
NYMEX Natural Gas +0.039
$3.243
Graphs: Oil & Gas Spot and Futures prices
 
Links to Oil, Gas, Energy Prices, News & Issues:
Russia beats Saudi Arabia as China's top crude oil supplier in 2016
Saudi Aramco has maintained same number of drilling rigs, says energy minister
Glad to see Obama go, Gulf Arabs expect Trump to counter Iran
Peace talks: How Iran and Russia may come to blows over Syria
SoCal Gas Warns of Possible Natural Gas Shortage Next Week
Iraq announces sale of $1 bln in bonds guaranteed by US
Ministers laud strong start to OPEC, non-OPEC oil output cuts
OPEC Shrugs Off Threat of U.S. Cutting Oil Imports
Saudi Aramco to boost gas production at Hawiyah, Haradh
Crude Oil and Natural Gas Exploration: Rotary Rig Count U.S. +35, Canada +27 and International -3
Oil ends higher on global supply declines, but US rig count spikes
Trump Aides Prepare List of Early Energy Changes, Sources Say
OPEC, Russia Meet in Vienna for First Check on Oil-Cuts Progress
China Fires Up Its Furnaces While Diggers and Oil Drills Slow
Venezuela 2016 inflation hits 800 percent, GDP shrinks 19 percent: Document
Iran and Saudi Arabia struggle to reconcile differences
Saudi Arabia says another OPEC cut possible in 2017
US strikes in Libya kill more than 80 Islamic State fighters
Global oil, gas discoveries drop to 70-year low: Rystad Energy
Anti-pipeline protestors arrested at Valero refinery in Memphis
Zinke says he would move land management authority out of Washington
Rising U.S. shale-oil output threatens OPECís production pact
Kemp: US Oil, Gas Industry Has Turned The Corner
Libya Oil Output Rebounds With Power Returning at Fields
Youth unemployment one of toughest challenges for Saudi Arabia, IMF official says
China's Oil Collapse Is Unintentionally Helping OPEC
Oil up on Saudi commitment to cut; U.S. output seen rising

Venezuela: Opposition leader attacks President Nicolas Maduro, says he is 'a costly error in our history'
Saudi-Led Coalition, Houthis Clash Near Major Oil Passage
ExxonMobil makes oil discovery offshore Guyana
Rex Tillerson got burned in Venezuela. Then he got revenge.
Venezuela: Opposition leader attacks President Nicolas Maduro, says he is 'a costly error in our history'
Oil Caps Worst Week Since November With All Eyes on OPEC Cuts
Is 'grand political bargain' in store for Libya?
Venezuela's PDVSA sees 2017 oil output stuck near historic low
New Data Points To Rebound In Offshore Oil
ConocoPhillips Feud With Venezuela Spreads to Russia
Natural-gas prices may have already hit bottom for the winter season
Venezuela Government Attack on Opposition Intensifies: 4 More Elected Officials Arrested
Venezuelan crude sales to the US fell to 25-year low in 2016
There was a 'moment of drama' at the first major gathering of


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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