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Rig Count News - April 18, 2019  U.S. rig count  was down 10. Rigs targeting oil were down 8 and gas rigs were 2 lower. Canadian rig count was unchanged rigs with oil rigs up 1 and gas drilling down 1 rig. International rigs are up 4 for the month of February. Follow the link for detailed tables and graphs.
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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.
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Crude Oil, Gasoline and Natural Gas Futures Prices

NYMEX Prices for April 23, 2019
NYMEX Light Sweet Crude
ICE Brent
RBOB Gasoline NY Harbor
Heating Oil NY Harbor
NYMEX Natural Gas
Links to Oil, Gas, Energy Prices, News & Issues:
After U.S. sanctions, Venezuela seeks to collect some oil payments via Rosneft
The end of Iranian oil waivers and what it means for the OPEC-led output cut pact
Is the Permian Played Out?
U.S. will not reissue waivers for Iran oil imports - White House
Iran Raises Stakes in US Showdown With Threat to Close Hormuz
Russia Says It Received Debt Payment From Venezuela on Time
Colorado inspections at oil and gas sites showing results
Keystone XL Pipeline Litigation Takes a Turn on Heels of President Trump’s New Presidential Permit
U.S. shale producers see rising ultralight crude output hitting pricing
Crude Oil and Natural Gas Rig Count: U.S. -10, Canada unchanged, International +4

Oil prices rise on lower U.S. stocks, OPEC+ supply cuts
Libya's battle for Tripoli — what you need to know
Mexico to offer Pemex lifeline of 'only one year' -Finance Minister
First shipment of Red Cross humanitarian aid arrives in Venezuela
Oil holds above $71 as supply risks back in focus
Permian Basin water disposal volumes expected to double by 2022
Why China Should Switch Sides in Venezuela (OpEd)
Libya crisis: Egypt’s Sisi backs Haftar assault on Tripoli
Venezuela crisis: Maduro calls for million more militia members
Permian Takes The Crown As World’s Top Oil Field
‘’Rock Solid’’ Chinese Demand Boosts Oil Prices
Shell enters China's shale oil scene with joint study with Sinopec
Woodmac: Shale developments in China ‘challenging’
Chevron leaps to 'ultramajor' oil status with US$33B Anadarko deal
Oil prices slip as OPEC mulls output hike, U.S. stocks build
Iraq’s burgeoning crude exports become factor in OPEC policies
Venezuela congress allows parallel PDVSA board to negotiate foreign debt
Algeria’s Oil Future Looks Grim
Trump paves way for U.S. energy infrastructure development
Oil rallies as steep U.S. gasoline stock draw overshadows crude build
OPEC+ learns from past as new oil cutbacks hit the mark
Saudi Aramco makes unprecedented debut with $12 billion
sale of bonds

Explainer: Why are U.S. natural gas prices in Texas below zero?
Enhanced Oil Recovery - Permian Basin's future depends on the Reservoir Study Group, or "really smart guys"-Enhanced Oil Recovery
Oil hits five-month high as Libyan output threatened
Libyan crisis escalates as warplane strikes Tripoli airport
2019 Oil and Gas Exploration Off to Flying Start
Houston Ship Channel Shut as Storm Hits Chemical Disaster Site
Venezuela's PDVSA braces for low output from crucial crude upgraders
China has stopped buying crude oil from Western Canada after record purchase in 2018
Oil prices rise 1.5 percent as strong U.S. economic data eases demand concerns
Crude Oil and Natural Gas Rig Count: U.S. +19, Canada -20, International +4

Saudi Arabia threatens to ditch dollar oil trades to stop 'NOPEC'
Venezuela's PDVSA braces for low output from crucial crude upgraders
Energy secretary says U.S. should debate shrinking the oil reserve
U.S. LNG in high demand
Colorado oil regulations pose threat to oil industry as  health, safety and the environmen tcomes to forefront
Abdelaziz Bouteflika: Algerian leader resigns amid protests

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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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