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Rig Count News - June 21, 2019  U.S. rig count  was down 2. Rigs targeting oil were up 1 and gas rigs dropped 4. Canadian rig count was up 12. Oil drilling was up 11 and gas drilling was up 1 rig. International rigs are up 12 for the month of March. Follow the link for detailed tables and graphs.
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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 June 24, 2019

NYMEX Light Sweet Crude
ICE Brent
RBOB Gasoline NY Harbor
Heating Oil NY Harbor
NYMEX Natural Gas
Links to Oil, Gas, Energy Prices, News & Issues:
Oil mixed on crude demand fears and U.S.-Iran tensions
Treasury Targets Senior IRGC Commanders Behind Iran’s Destructive and Destabilizing Activities
Hedge funds pause oil sales as Mideast tensions rise: Kemp
Oil extends gains on U.S.-Iran tensions
Iranians say their ‘bones breaking’ under US sanctions
Bolton warns Iran not to mistake US ‘prudence’ for weakness
US vows 'major' new sanctions against Iran
Crude Oil and Natural Gas Rig Count: U.S. -2, Canada +12, International +12

OPEC readies for ‘critical’ meeting, decision on oil output cuts
'Iraqi' cargo rejected twice on origin, quality concern
Gulf oil producers to maintain output within OPEC target in July
Here's what's at stake for oil as fears of Iran-US conflict rise
India deploys two ships in Gulf of Oman after tanker attacks
U.S. officials confirms Iranian missile shoots down MQ-4C Triton drone
Pelosi Calls For Caution On Iran While Trump Says Tehran 'Made A Big Mistake'
Trump administration replaces Obama-era power plant rule, in boost to coal
U.S. Refiner Phillips 66 Enters Offshore Oil Export Race
Oil prices little changed on U.S. inventory data, hopes for trade deal
Iraq Rocket Explodes Near Exxon Oil Field Workers’ Camp
OPEC’s Battle For Control Of The Oil Market - Wood Mackenzie
OPEC still struggling with meeting dates, proposes July 1-2
Interview: OPEC 'comfortable' with $60-$70/b oil: Equatorial Guinea
Oil soars 4% on hopes U.S.-China trade talks resume, Mideast tension
The Oil Price Risk Analysts Are Ignoring
Crude Oil and Natural Gas Rig Count: U.S. +1, Canada +6, International +12

Pompeo says U.S. does not want war with Iran; pushes for international response
Ship Insurance Costs Soar After Tanker Attacks
IEA consecutively cuts oil demand growth forecast
U.S. Releases Video of Alleged Gulf of Oman Tanker Attacks
US blames Iran for suspected ‘tanker attacks’
Oil prices surge after two tankers reportedly attacked near Strait of Hormuz
EIA: US crude inventories up 2.2 million bbl
Oil Closes Near $53 as Market Braces for U.S. Data
US drivers poised to benefit from weaker crude oil in summer 2019
Hedge funds sell oil as economic fears intensify: Kemp
Oil ends lower as U.S.-China trade worries linger and uncertainty surrounds Russia’s output-cut decision
Russian Energy Minister: Oil Could Still Drop To $30
Oil steady as fate of output pact unclear, U.S.-China trade war lingers
System to circumvent US sanctions on Iran ready soon: German FM
Oil prices gain for the week, days after U.S. benchmark dipped into bear market
The 2020 oil market is quickly turning ugly

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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