WTRG Economics Rig Count
                      and Energy Forecasts

Analysis, planning, forecast and data services for energy producers and consumers.
Rig Count News - February 17, 2017  US rig count is up 10. Oil drilling was up 6 and gas was up 4. Canadian drilling was down 21. Click on the link for detailed tables and graphs of U.S. and Canada. Foreign rig count was down 3 in September.
Subscribe to WTRG's Energy Economist Newsletter - In-depth analysis, information and forecasts. In addition to OPEC and crude oil prices, gasoline and natural gas prices, topics include regional, national and international exploration, production and consumption. Details and subscription information.
Energy Blog:
Coal, CO2 and Limitations of Energy Policy

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. 
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.
Links to oil, gas and general energy news and information
About WTRG Economics.Our products and services
Projects A brief list of some of the projects done by WTRG and its associates.
Crude Oil, Gasoline and Natural Gas Futures Prices

NYMEX Prices for February 21, 2017
NYMEX Light Sweet Crude +0.66
ICE Brent +0.48
RBOB Gasoline NY Harbor -0.0226
Heating Oil NY Harbor +0.0061
NYMEX Natural Gas -0.270
Graphs: Oil & Gas Spot and Futures prices
Links to Oil, Gas, Energy Prices, News & Issues:
Russia's Rosneft, Libya's NOC sign oil offtake deal
Saudi favors New York for Aramco IPO, also considers Toronto, London
Asian refiners receive full Saudi crude allocations for March
MENA continues heavy oil and gas spending despite low oil prices
Angola Prepares for Life After Dos Santos
Crude Oil and Natural Gas Exploration: Rotary Rig Count U.S. +10, Canada -21 and International -3
China's CNPC Buys Stake in $22 Billion Abu Dhabi Oil Venture
Sarah Al Suhaimi Will Become First Woman to Head Saudi Bourse
Algeria’s choice: Reform or collapse
Lots Of Pipe, Not Much Demand: 2017 Mexican Natural Gas Exports
Saudi Arabia debating shape of Aramco ahead of IPO: sources
How U.S. crude-oil inventories rose to their highest level ever
Venezuela Opposition Regroups to Renew Effort to Unseat President Maduro
Venezuela opposition parties fear election ban as Socialists dig in
Al-Sirraj: Haftar let slide an invaluable chance to end Libya’s political fragmentation
EIA Reports Natural Gas Inventories Fall 114 Bcf, Prices
Saudi Arabia On Offensive With Attack-Minded Military Splurge Weaken Further
Libya requests NATO assistance to bolster security institutions
U.S. crude-oil supplies jump to a record weekly level
Libya Crude Output Rises as Work Conditions for Big Oil Improve
Nigeria Loses Up to $100 Billion in Revenue as Attacks Cut Oil
Libya's rivals fail to meet in Cairo to discuss settlement
Iraq’s Oil Flow to Plunge as Maintenance Helps Meet OPEC Pledge
Oil down 2 percent as dollar firms, OPEC compliance rate shrugged off
Mafia, Guns And Clans: The Big Libyan Oil Heist
Will the Next Arab Revolt Be in Algeria?
Saudi Arabia Tells OPEC It Cut Oil Output by Most in 8 Years
Iran building high-speed catamaran
How to Solve the Riddle of Venezuela's Economy
Oil falls on rise in US drilling, selling ahead of OPEC report
Venezuelans lead in US asylum requests as crisis deepens
Nigeria Struggles to Boost Oil Output; That’s Good for OPEC
One worker unaccounted for after Phillips 66 Louisiana pipeline fire
OPEC output cuts at record 90% compliance: IEA
Islamic State shifts to Libya's desert valleys after Sirte defeat
U.S. to sell 10 mln barrels of SPR oil in Feb -Energy Dept
Venezuela falls behind on oil-for-loan deals with China, Russia
Venezuela allegedly issued passports and visas to those linked to Hezbollah
OPEC Ministers Say the Market Might Need More Oil Cuts
Kuwait welcomes Iran's readiness for dialogue with the GCC
Algeria's shale gas dreams are a nightmare for locals
Corps gives Dallas' ETP final approval it needs to move forward on Dakota Access pipeline
Oil Markets On A Knife Edge Despite 91 Percent OPEC Compliance
Weatherford cutting thousands more jobs, selling fracking business
OPEC Data Promising, But Price Headwinds Remain
Will the Next Arab Revolt Be in Algeria?

Iran says US sanctions stop American oil firms taking part in projects
Angolan Leader Dos Santos to Step Down After 38 Years in Power

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
If prices appear to be out of date refresh or reload your browser.  Try the F5 key.

Copyright © 1996-2017 by James L. Williams
James L. Williams
WTRG Economics 
P.O. Box 250
London, Arkansas 72847
Phone: (479) 293-4081
To contact us or if you have comments or suggestions,
email WTRG at wtrg@wtrg.com