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Rig Count News - December 8, 2017  U.S. rig count is up 2. Rigs targeting oil are up 2 and gas rigs are unchanged. Canadian rig count was down 3 rigs with oil up 1 and gas down 4. 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 December 15, 2017
NYMEX Light Sweet Crude +0.26 $57.30
ICE Brent
-0.08 $63.23
RBOB Gasoline NY Harbor -0.0159  $1.6548
Heating Oil NY Harbor -0.0064  $1.9035
NYMEX Natural Gas -0.072 $2.612
Links to Oil, Gas, Energy Prices, News & Issues:
Vessel heads to Maryland Cove Point to drop off LNG cargo
Paralysis at PDVSA: Venezuela's oil purge cripples company
Sea change: LNG tankers divert to China as winter gas shortage bites
Apache's latest expansion plan shows US shale far from peaking
Upstream companies shift focus from ‘survive’ to ‘thrive’
Enterprise To Convert NGL Pipeline From Permian Basin To Crude Oil Service
Oil prices end at 1-week low on rise in U.S. crude output, gasoline stocks
RBOB Leads Oil Futures Lower
Libyan political, oil and bank heads discuss funds to lift crude output
Yemen's Houthis threaten to attack warships, oil tankers if ports stay closed
Chevron plans to spend $3.3 billion in Permian next year
North Sea Oil Producers Brace for Forties Pipeline Shutdown
Saudi Aramco to cut January oil exports to Asia, keep Europe, U.S. steady
China Gas Giant Focuses on Homes Amid Winter Crunch Criticism
China coal imports rise in November despite push against pollution
Spongelike crystal could make it easier for natural gas–powered cars to store fuel
Oil gains on Forties Pipeline shutdown, New York blast
New US energy agency head gets time to decide on coal, nuclear rule
Exit strategy of global oil production cuts to be discussed before June, Kuwait minister says
Iraq needs a long-term strategy as much as it needs short-term wins
Russia looks to sell Arctic gas to Saudi Arabia
Crude Oil and Natural Gas Exploration: U.S. +2, Canada -3, International -21

One oil indicator could have a huge impact on what OPEC decides to do next year
2017 the year of FLNG, but its future isn’t so bright, Wood Mac says
OPEC's surprise oil deal with Libya seen as empty gesture
Chinese Oil Company Sues Venezuela’s PDVSA, Deals Strong Setback to Maduro’s Dictatorship
Oil Dips as Industry Data from API Shows Surprise U.S. Gasoline Build
Libya to Keep Oil Output Stable in Line With OPEC Deal
Oil falls below $58 as OPEC deal risks a new wave of shale
OPEC crude output drops to six-month low on Angola maintenance
Enter the 'petro': Venezuela to launch oil-backed cryptocurrency
Angola: Total Paves the Way for New Projects in the Country
Report Doubts Effectiveness Of Raytheon's Patriot In Recent Attack
Chavez to head Citgo after execs arrested
OPEC deal calls on Libya, Nigeria to produce below 2.8 mil b/d combined: Iran's Zanganeh
OPEC agrees oil cut extension to end of 2018
OPEC Is Said to Agree on Extension to End-2018 for Oil-Cuts Deal
Russia riles OPEC plans for a longer production-cut extension
Market consensus sees deal being prolonged by nine months

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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