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Rig Count News - March 22, 2018  U.S. rig count  was down 10. Rigs targeting oil were down 9 and gas rigs were 1 lower. Canadian rig count fell 56 rigs with oil rigs down 49 and gas drilling down 7. International rigs are up 4 for the month of February. 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. 
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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 March 25, 2019
NYMEX Light Sweet Crude
-0.22
$58.82
ICE Brent
+0.18
$67.21
RBOB Gasoline NY Harbor
+0.0120
$1.9379
Heating Oil NY Harbor
+0.0145
$1.9804
NYMEX Natural Gas
+0.002
$2.755
 
Links to Oil, Gas, Energy Prices, News & Issues:
Oil prices mixed on economic slowdown fears, supply hopes
More shale, who cares? Saudi Arabia pushes for at least $70 oil
Oil prices fall as markets brace for potential U.S. recession
Crude Oil and Natural Gas Rig Count: U.S. -10, Canada -56, International +4

Oil Prices Mixed for the Week
Exxon, Chevron Battle it Out in the Permian
U.S. Didn’t Import Venezuelan Oil Last Week—For The First Time Ever
More shale, who cares? Saudi Arabia pushes for at least $70 oil
Oil prices at 4-month highs as supplies post a weekly drop of nearly 10 million barrels
Shell Dominates US Gulf Lease Sale
Exxon's talks to tap Algeria shale gas falter due to unrest
Trump’s Last Chance To Subdue Gasoline Prices
Venezuela opposition takes control of diplomatic properties in U.S.
OPEC looks to cancel April meeting as oil-producer committee reports improved output-cut compliance
Refinery news: Baytown's operations impacted after fire
UAE to maintain current oil output but also focused on raising capacity: minister
Saudi Arabia crude exports fall to 7.254 million bpd in January
Venezuela may divert U.S.-bound oil to Rosneft, says Jose generator working
ExxonMobil delays $1.9 billion Canada project amid
oil-sands woes

Saudi signals OPEC may need to extend oil cuts until end-2019
Why OPEC may be squeezed
Oil market can weather zero Iranian exports
IEA: Oil supply cushion insures against Venezuela production loss
Japan loads last Iranian oil cargo ahead of US sanctions waiver expiry
Saudi Aramco shifts strategy in China to boost oil sales
Middle East producers maintain full allocation to Asian refiners for Apr
U.S. cuts oil production forecast for the first time in six months
OPEC Is Said to Warn Wall Street on NOPEC
Marathon Oil Opts for Overlooked Acreage Outside of Permian
U.S. says global oil surplus aiding its plan to cut Iranian exports
Eni announces a major oil discovery offshore Angola
Oil Gains as Industry Report Shows Unexpected Cut in U.S. Supply
Enbridge pipeline delay spooks traders in long-term Canada crude market
Venezuela blackout halts most oil exports, hits crude upgrading
Oil gains 1 percent as Saudi minister stands by OPEC output cuts
Strike begins at Total North Sea platforms as union threatens escalation
Exclusive: Citgo, Valero try to return Venezuelan oil following sanctions
Venezuelans scramble for food and water as oil exports hit by blackout
Venezuela power cuts: Blackouts continue as protests loom
Oil drops more than 3 percent as economic outlook weakens, U.S. supply surges
Saudi Arabia's Feb crude oil output 10.1 million b/d, March to go lower
Cheniere, Sinopec in talks for long-term LNG supply contract
Venezuela's PDVSA declares emergency as tankers returning: document
Oil Prices Finish Mixed Again
How the Maduro Regime Could Fall
Canada's Oil Industry Hit With Key Pipeline Delay
ExxonMobil plans to produce 1 million boe/d in Permian by 2024

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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