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Rig Count News - August 18, 2017  U.S. rig count is down 3. Rigs targeting oil are down 5, gas rigs were up 1 and miscellaneous rigs were up 1. Canadian rig count was down 6 rigs. Follow the link for detailed tables and graphs of U.S. and Canada.
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Coal, CO2 and Limitations of Energy Policy

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.
Links to oil, gas and general energy news and information
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Crude Oil, Gasoline and Natural Gas Futures Prices

NYMEX Prices for August 22, 2017
NYMEX Light Sweet Crude +0.27
ICE Brent +0.21
RBOB Gasoline NY Harbor +0.0067
Heating Oil NY Harbor +0.0200
NYMEX Natural Gas -0.023
Graphs: Oil & Gas Spot and Futures prices
Links to Oil, Gas, Energy Prices, News & Issues:
Energy Transfer Partners sues environmental groups over Dakota Access Pipeline (DAPL)
Libya's Sharara oilfield shut again, hours after reopening
Oil Pares Gain After Industry Report Shows U.S. Fuel Supply Rise
Libya’s Sharara oil field reopens after three-day pipeline blockade
How Saudi Arabia Is Stepping Up in Iraq
Oil retreats as producers meet to discuss OPEC output-deal compliance
OPEC oil supply set for sharp drop in August - PetroLogistics
Libya Halts Biggest Oil Field Loadings in Latest Disruption
Crude Oil and Natural Gas Exploration: U.S. -3, Canada -6, International +4
Shell Lifts Libya's First Shipment in Five Years, Nigeria's Exports to Drop in October
Deposed Venezuelan prosecutor Luisa Ortega flees country in dramatic speedboat journey
Bank jitters over Venezuela stall oil delivery to U.S. refiner
Pro-government assembly in Venezuela takes congress' powers
Court rejects Sierra Club challenges of DOE’s Freeport LNG findings
New NAFTA talks may help Mexico lock in energy reforms, speaker says
NYMEX September gas rises as storage revision trumps bearish build
OPEC The Cartel’s Last Stand?
Libya Gets Better at Keeping Oil Flowing as Industry Stabilizes
US gas futures rise after EIA reports gas storage build
After Maduro’s secret trip to Cuba, opposition leaders want to know: ‘Why did he go?’
An eclipse is just the opportunity for experiments that the American power sector’s been waiting for

8 Familiar Oil Stocks At Risk If Venezuela Collapses
U.S. Natural Gas Market Sees Big Benefits From Nafta
Algeria's Third Premier This Year Signals Turmoil in OPEC State
Libya's Biggest Oil Field Is Reopening For Business
Oil climbs as sources say API data show U.S. crude supply down more than 9 million barrels
Oil holds at 3-week low as traders brace for U.S. supply data
Armed Venezuelan soldiers caught in Guyana begging for food
OPEC's Oil-Glut Fight Could Last Years
Oil settles at 3-week low as OPEC and U.S. crude output grow
Special Report: Vladimir's Venezuela - Leveraging loans to Caracas, Moscow snaps up oil assets
Libya's Top Oil Field Output Said to Fall on Security Threats
Venezuela’s U.S. Refineries Turn to Canada for Oil
Venezuela's hunted opposition magistrates flee by boat, on foot
Peru's president urges Venezuela's Maduro to step down
Iraq wants to reopen old Saudi crude exports pipeline - former minister
Venezuela Called 'Dictatorship' by Peru, Condemned by New Bloc
No-Name U.S. Oil Driller Gets Shot at World's Top Reserves

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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