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Rig Count News - January 12, 2018  U.S. rig count is up 15. Rigs targeting oil are up 10 and gas rigs are up 5. Canadian rig count was up 102 rigs with oil up 87 and gas up 15. 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 January 17, 2018
NYMEX Light Sweet Crude +0.24 $63.97
ICE Brent  (January 15)
+0.23 $69.38
RBOB Gasoline NY Harbor +0.0200  $1.8584
Heating Oil NY Harbor +0.0057  $2.0691
NYMEX Natural Gas +0.103 $3.232
Links to Oil, Gas, Energy Prices, News & Issues:
Venezuela helicopter attack: Pilot Oscar Pérez in bloody siege
Turkey Threatens Military Action Against Syrian Kurds Allied With US
Record Betting on Oil's Rally Begs Question: How Far Can It Go?
Venezuela: A country in meltdown
Iraq Joins UAE, Qatar in Call to Keep Oil Cuts
Crude Posts Weekly Gain After Bullish Run-Up to $70 a Barrel
US drillers add most oil rigs in a week since June -Baker Hughes
Crude Oil and Natural Gas Rig Count: U.S. +15, Canada +102, International -21
T. Boone Pickens walking away from legendary energy trading hedge fund
Crude edges higher ahead of Iran sanctions decision
Analysis: OPEC's Venezuela, Africa woes could give other members room to boost oil output
Florida cut from future offshore drilling
Big Apple Sues Big Oil Over Climate Change
Oil price rises to highest level since 2014
Iraq bans Kurdish firm Kar Group from operating Kirkuk oilfields
Oil Jumps as Industry Data Shows U.S. Crude Stock Monster Draw
US crude hits three-year high as oil prices climb on tighter market
OPEC Doesn't Want Brent Over $60 a Barrel, Says Iran’s Oil Minister
Maduro says Venezuela will issue $5.9 billion in oil-backed cryptocurrency
Russia, China And Iran Lose Interest In Venezuela
Regulators Reject Perry’s Plan to Help Coal and Nuclear Plants
OPEC won't react to small, short-lived oil supply disruptions: senior OPEC source
Iranian oil tanker burns, 32 missing after collision off China's coast
Factbox: Major oil tanker spills since 1970
Crude Oil and Natural Gas Rig Count: U.S. -5, Canada +38, International -21

BLM rescinds 2015 hydraulic fracturing rule
BSEE seeks to ease offshore safety rules
Revenge Of The Oil Services Sector In 2018
Saudi Arabia converts Aramco into joint-stock company ahead of historic IPO
Oil at highest in two-and-a-half years on Iran tensions, strong demand
Oil Surges Past Shale-Drilling Tipping Point as Glut Shrinks
Iran protests could spell trouble for Middle East at large
Nigeria Loses Almost Half Its Power Output After Pipeline Fire
Permian-Corpus Christi crude line advances
Iran's Poor Turn Against Its Ruling Clerics
Cold chills U.S. shale gas production as heating demand jumps
Russia's Oil Friendship With China Makes Crude Costly for Europe
New Pipeline Doubles Russian Oil Supply To China
Saudi Arabia, UAE introduce VAT in push to boost revenue
BP Sees $1.5 Billion Charge for Last Quarter on U.S. Tax Law
Forties Pipeline System now fully operational
Iran protests: Supreme leader Khamenei blames 'enemies'

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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