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Rig Count News January 24, 2020  U.S. rig count  was down 2. Rigs targeting oil are up 3 and gas rigs are lower by 21. Canadian rig count was unchanged. Oil drilling rose 2 rigs and gas drilling was down 2. International rigs are up 12 for the month of March. 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. 
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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 24, 2020
NYMEX Light Sweet Crude
-1.40
$54.19
ICE Brent (January 20)
-1.35
$60.69
RBOB Gasoline NY Harbor
-0.0450
$1.5152
Heating Oil NY Harbor
-0.0576
$1.7340
NYMEX Natural Gas
-0.033
$1.893
 
Links to Oil, Gas, Energy Prices, News & Issues:
Crude Oil and Natural Gas Rig Count: U.S.-2, Canada unchanged, International +12
Priced for perfection, oil slides on fears coronavirus will hit demand: Kemp
Iran Faces Threat Of Full Global Sanctions
Bankruptcies In U.S., Canadian Oil Jump 50% In 2019
Many of China's provinces cut 2020 GDP growth targets despite easing trade tension
Americas, sub-Saharan Africa to continue domination of high-impact drilling
McDermott to file Chapter 11 today, plans to sell Lummus unit
Plunging U.S. gas prices intensify squeeze on coal: Kemp
Well spacing and completion design are among the hottest topics in the Permian
In the battle for the world’s biggest oil market, the U.S. has a new advantage
Russia plans to show OPEC+ compliance by excluding a key metric
Iraqi Oil Field Halts as Reform-Driven Protests Escalate
America Is Awash With Natural Gas and It’s About to Get Worse
Chevron gets another extension to continue Venezuela operations
The greening of BlackRock: What it means for energy
Decline in ‘Fracklog’ Shows Scale of Pullback by U.S. Shale Drillers
Oil ends higher, as trade deal progress spurs energy demand hopes
Crude exports boom on U.S. Gulf Coast, allaying bottleneck fears
Europeans trigger dispute mechanism in Iran nuclear deal
'Clerics get lost!': Iran protests rage after plane disaster
China's 2019 annual crude imports set record for 17th year
Middle East tensions draw crude oil eyes, but China may matter more
Mild winter sends U.S. natural gas prices tumbling
2020 Will Be Noteworthy for North Sea
Brazil's Petrobras ships avoiding Strait of Hormuz
Exclusive: U.N. investigators find Yemen's Houthis did not carry out Saudi oil attack
Dialled down: Iran's phoned-in attack just enough to ease tensions
Oil Tanks As Trump Claims Iran Is Standing Down
Supporters Of Venezuela's Maduro Try To Seize Control Of Legislature
Apache and Total tally significant oil find offshore Suriname
Brent crude oil price to be at $62-62.50 a barrel in Q1, 2020, says Sushant Gupta of Wood Mackenzie

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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