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Rig Count News - April 29, 2016  US rig count is down 11 rigs. Canadian drilling was down 3. Total US rig count is again at the lowest level since Baker Hughes started reporting the data in 1949. Click on the link for a detailed table and short and long term graphs of U.S., Canadian, Foreign and World Rotary Rig Count.
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Oil Price History and AnalysisUpdated 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.
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NYMEX Prices for May 2, 2016

NYMEX Light Sweet Crude -1.14
$44.78
ICE Brent
-1.54
$45.83
RBOB Gasoline NY Harbor -0.0416
$1.5628
Heating Oil NY Harbor -0.0305
$1.3555
NYMEX Natural Gas -0.136
$2.042
Graphs: Oil & Gas Spot and Futures prices
 
Oil, Gas, Energy Prices, News & Issues:
Oil Falls as Surging OPEC Production Seen Worsening Global Glut
Europe's Banks Are Staying Out of Iran
Cash-strapped Islamic State fighters in Libya forced to sell chickens and eggs in the street
Halliburton, Baker Hughes call off merger
Fugro to cut 600 jobs, stack and retire vessels 
Saudis Heed an Oil Warning From History
Saudi Binladin Group employees set fire to buses in protest
Saudi Arabia to provide housing to 100000 poorer families
Iran oil exports to South Korea rise to 400,000 bpd after sanctions lifted: Shana
Crude Oil and Natural Gas Exploration: Rotary Rig Count U.S. -11, Canada -3, International -33
Iraqi protesters pour into Green Zone, storm parliament
Oil could trade above $60 in 2017: Merrill Lynch
Baghdad update: Kurdish MPs accuse Sadr of imposing agenda on parliament
Initial Maduro recall petition in Venezuela gets 200% more signatures than needed
Venezuela Needs Oil's Rally More Than Anyone as Economy Teeters
Saudis open new phase in Asia oil market turf war with China spot sale
Oil tanker returning to Libya after UN blacklisting - rival NOC
Oil aims for highest finish of 2016 as attention shifts to output
Russia Sees No Moves to Cap Oil Output Before June OPEC Meeting
Venezuela Panel Clears the Way for a Process to Oust Nicolás Maduro
UN Envoy: IS Attacks Threaten Libya's Oil Installations
World Bank raises 2016 forecast for oil prices
East Libya to Ship More Oil While UN Slams Sales as Illegal
Global Oil Market Could Face 4.5M Bpd Shortfall by 2035
Saudi Arabia's Surprising New Military Goals
Oil hits 2016 high after API U.S. crude draw report, gasoline rally
Saudi Spot Oil Deal In China Seen By Citi A 'Dramatic' Shift
In Libya, the Race to Defeat the Islamic State Begins
Venezuela state employees to work two-day week to save energy
Malta Bars Entry to Tanker With East Libya's First Oil Shipment
Aramco Said to Expand Shaybah Oil Field to Maintain Saudi Capacity
Venezuela court blocks another opposition tactic to oust Maduro
Saudi Arabia's Break-Even Oil Price Plunges as Spending Drops
What’s In Saudi Arabia’s Blueprint for Life After Oil?
Indonesia OPEC governor: no urgency to freeze output with oil at $45
Saudi Arabia announces plan to end its ‘addiction’ to oil
Saudi prince unveils sweeping plans to end 'addiction' to oil
East Libya's Oil Company Loading First Crude Shipment for Export
Crude Tankers Bound for China Surge Amid Stockpiling Signals
Al Naimi is well placed for June’s Opec meeting
Venezuela Announces Daily 4-Hour Power Cuts Amid Drought
Saudi Arabia ready to help Iraq fight Daesh
Libya’s NOC says eastern govt tried to export 650,000 barrels

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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