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NYMEX Prices for March 27, 2015 

NYMEX Light Sweet Crude -2.56
ICE Brent -2.78
RBOB Gasoline NY Harbor -0.0837
Heating Oil NY Harbor -0.0601
NYMEX Natural Gas -0.082
Graphs: Oil & Gas Spot and Futures prices
Oil, Gas, Energy Prices, News & Issues:
Crude Oil and Natural Gas Exploration - Rotary Rig Count: U.S. -21, Canada -20
Oil surrenders some Yemen-related gains, still up 5% on week
'Saudis won't rule out building nukes'
America, Israel and Iran
Add Bombs to Worries for Ships Dodging Pirates, Terror Off Yemen
How Saudis Took the Lead in Yemen
The Only Thing Oil Analysts Can Agree On Is Disagreement
Iraq oil minister sees $70 crude by end 2015
Venezuela slashes oil shipments to Cuba, Caribbean in half
U.S. shale oil output to flatten, then dip in second quarter – PIRA
Shale won't go stale: US drillers have decided to fight OPEC back
Saudi-led coalition jets hit Houthi targets in Yemen for second night
Why Yemen has the power to rally oil prices
Yemen conflict poised to escalate as Egypt says it is ready to send troops
Shadowy role of Yemen's former president in slide to war
Saudi Arabia Masses 150000 Troops to Support Airstrikes in Yemen
Your guide to ‘Operation Decisive Storm’
White House Continues to Back Yemen as Model For Successful Counterterrorism.
Oil up 3 pct on weak dollar, speculative buying, Yemen
Oil Rises to Two-Week High After U.S. Crude Output Gain Shrinks
U.S. refiners turn to tanker trucks to avoid 'dumbbell' crudes
Debate on shipping crude by rail heats up in Washington
IHS VP: lifting U.S. export ban incentivizes producers
Natural Gas Output Has BofA Bracing for Sub-$2 Prices
NYMEX-US crude drops towards $47, inventory seen hitting record again
Oil ETF investors, not just OPEC, hold sway over crude market
Global demand to help oil prices despite US glut-senior Gulf OPEC delegate
In Nuclear Talks, US Wants Clear Deal, While Iran Favors General One
Saudi Arabia building up military near Yemen border - U.S. officials
Analysis: Can GCC military intervention save Yemen?
Dollar resumes slide; stocks, oil prices rebound
Southwestern to sell assets in East Texas and Arkoma Basin
Texas Landmen Left Out of Work as Oil Patch Boom Turns Bust
US drillers scrambling to thwart OPEC threat
Here’s the next big threat to global crude oil prices — and it isn’t OPEC
Shell oil drilling in Arctic set to get US government permission
Algeria temporarily evacuates Turkish workers after IS threat
Oil retreat losing steam? U.S. oil rig count drop the smallest in three weeks
Libya's State Oil Firm Operating Independently Of Rival Governments
China to lend Venezuela $10 bln in coming months
Beware of break-even and marginal-cost analyses
Fifth Week as Global Glut Seen Expanding
Boko Haram areas 'retaken in a month' - Nigeria's Goodluck Jonathan
Kuwait Says OPEC Has No Choice But to Keep Oil Output Target
Growing U.S. oil export debate has now spread to geopolitics
Algeria leads exporters' charge to rally oil prices
China to lend Venezuela $10 bln in coming months -source

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NYMEX Crude Oil WTI Cushing, Oklahoma
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RBOB Gasoline Gasoline - New York Harbor
Heating Oil Heating Oil - New York Harbor
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