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Rig Count News - August  9, 2019  U.S. rig count  was down 8. Rigs targeting oil were down 6 and gas rigs were down 2. Canadian rig count was up 3. Oil drilling was up 3 and gas drilling was unchanged. 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 August 9, 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:
NYMEX crude oil settles under $53/bbl
Economic woes hold sway over geopolitics & oil price
New U.S. pipelines poised to start price war for shale shippers
Saudis Are Discussing Options With Producers to Halt Oil’s Slide
Plains' Cactus II Pipeline from Permian to Start Commercial Service Next Week
Oil slump deepens on unexpected jump in U.S. fuel stockpiles
Permian productivity pessimism challenged
Oil jumps 1.5% on expectations of Fed rate cut, supply drawdown
Analysis: Supply risks could test oil market's buffers, while OPEC cuts away
Wood Mackenzie: Is Tight Oil inc on the verge of sustained free cash flow generation?
Permian Needs $9 Billion Worth of New Wells — But Not for Crude
Tight oil or deepwater: which is more valuable?
Crude Oil and Natural Gas Rig Count: U.S. -8, Canada +9, International +12
China refiners curb fuel output after massive new plants stoke glut
Iranian commander warns British ship could be seized if oil tanker detained in Gibraltar is not released
Q2 a cautious period for upstream E&Ps, but little change seen for rest of 2019
Saudi Arabia, Kuwait make breakthrough in Neutral Zone oil talks
Oil prices drop to 2-week low as global demand worries offset OPEC output-cut extension
BP Says Some of Its Oil ‘Won’t See the Light of Day’
Saudi Aramco to Restart Preparations for Mega IPO
OPEC set to extend oil supply cut as Iran endorses pact
Nigeria will work to improve compliance with OPEC+ cuts: Esan
Non-OPEC decline rates remain stable until 2020
Russia agrees with Saudi Arabia to extend OPEC+ oil output deal
OPEC Production Falls in June as Cartel Moves to Prolong Cuts
U.S. oil prices fall, but gain 9% for month with U.S.-China trade talks, OPEC meeting ahead
Senate defeats measure to restrain Trump on Iran
Iran seizes 1,000 bitcoin mining machines using subsidized power
The Maduro mystery: Why the armed forces still stand by Venezuela’s beleaguered president
East Coast braces for tighter gas supplies with key refinery set to close permanently

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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