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Rig Count News - July 21, 2017  US rig count is down 2. Oil drilling rigs are down 1 and gas rigs also decreased by 1. Canadian drilling was up 15 rigs. Follow the link for detailed tables and graphs of U.S. and Canada.
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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 July 27, 2017
NYMEX Light Sweet Crude +0.29
ICE Brent +0.52
RBOB Gasoline NY Harbor +0.0273
Heating Oil NY Harbor +0.0079
NYMEX Natural Gas +0.045
Graphs: Oil & Gas Spot and Futures prices
Links to Oil, Gas, Energy Prices, News & Issues:
More Feel-Good News from OPEC Members Buffered by Analysts Who Doubt Resulting Rally Will Last
Boko Haram Ambushes Oil Convoy in Nigeria, Killing Soldiers
Libyan forces step up patrols to stop Daesh regrouping
Algeria intercepts Daesh cell, arrests former Al-Qaeda leader
US officials: Houthis fired missile into Saudi Arabia
How Venezuela chaos could spark oil rally OPEC has failed to achieve
America's Biggest Oil Port Looks to Catch the Export Wave
Kuwait Joins Saudis and U.A.E. in Promising More OPEC Oil Cuts
Venezuela's opposition holds two-day anti-Maduro shutdown
Exclusive: US sanctions Venezuelan officials to pressure Maduro
Oil Jumps as Industry Is Said to Report Big U.S. Stockpile Draw
Here’s why oil just scored its biggest one-day rally of 2017
Why oil prices scored their biggest one-day rally of 2017
ExxonMobil Strikes More Oil Offshore Guyana
Halliburton Sees Drillers `Tap the Brakes' on Shale Boom
Venezuela: Latin America's Ticking Time Bomb
While oil patch bleeds, gas drillers race to unleash wells
China urges halt to oil drilling in disputed South China Sea
Oil rises after Saudi vows to cap crude exports next month
'They All Deserve to Die': Caracas Militants Vow to Take Up Arms
Maduro Says Vote On as Venezuela Opposition Calls 48-Hour Strike
Kuwaiti oil minister says further production cuts are possible
Kuwait Al-Marzouq satisfied with OPEC oil cut resolution – Kuwait, Russia to sign gas import deals
OPEC's July oil output to rise by 145,000 bpd: Petro-Logistics
Top oil buyer’s demand in peril amid Opec output woe
Crude Oil and Natural Gas Exploration: U.S. -2, Canada +15, International +1
UAE Welcomes 'Positive' Qatari Anti-Terrorism Step Amid Spat
How OPEC committee's coming meeting could make or break oil prices
Opposition strike paralyzes parts of Venezuela as fears of violence mount
Embattled Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro Enters a Crucial Showdown With His Foes
Oil Jumps To 6-Week High On Surprisingly Big US Inventory Draws
OPEC's Next Problem: an Army of DUCs
Russian Vow to Help OPEC Achieve Market Rebalance Comes Amid Predictions of US Shale Keeping Crude Prices in the $50s
An OPEC Country Breaks Ranks and Increases Oil Output
Note: It's too small to mater
Oil edges up on talk of potential cuts to Saudi exports
Second Indian Company Buys U.S. Crude
New Offshore Well In Mexico
Oil settles lower as report renews U.S. shale-output worries
Venezuelan opposition calls for nationwide strike
NYMEX August gas climbs 4 cents on bullish weather outlook

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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