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Rig Count News - March 16, 2018  U.S. rig count is up 6. Rigs targeting oil are up 4 and gas rigs are up 1. Canadian rig count was down 57 rigs with oil down 52 and gas down 5. Follow the link for detailed tables and graphs of U.S. and Canada.
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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 March 16
, 2018
NYMEX Light Sweet Crude +1.15 $62.34
ICE Brent
+1.09 $66.21
RBOB Gasoline NY Harbor +0.0211  $1.9459
Heating Oil NY Harbor +0.0189  $1.9118
NYMEX Natural Gas +0.007 $2.688
Links to Oil, Gas, Energy Prices, News & Issues:
State Department upheaval threatens bumpy ride for global energy markets
A sunny place for a shady currency: Venezuela's crypto-currency: salvation or scam?
Venezuela’s “petro” undermines other cryptocurrencies – and international sanctions
Death of Iran's Nuclear Deal Could Set Oil Bulls Loose
Crude Oil and Natural Gas Rig Count: U.S. +6, Canada -57

US sanctions on Venezuela could backfire, speakers warn at forum
Libyan Oil Is Back, At Least For Now, Vying With Saudis, Iraq: IEA
How Venezuela could be the ‘final element’ that tips oil market into deficit
Deepwater project returns competitive with shale, analyst claims
Oil slips as U.S. crude supplies jump, but gasoline stocks drop
OPEC Acknowledges the Scale of the Shale Boom
Oil down a 4th session in 5 on bets for higher U.S. supply and output
Russians are attempting to influence U.S. energy policy, markets
Oil prices settle lower as EIA data point to further gains in U.S. shale output
Angola's Oil Exports Plunging as IEA Warns Worst Is Yet to Come
Harvey Gulf Files for Chapter 11 Bankruptcy
Watch Out, OPEC: Busiest U.S. Oil Play Heads for Record Spending
Alirio Parra, who helped found OPEC, dies aged 90
Study finds onshore seeps in Jamaica, indicating possible active hydrocarbon system
Alberta Ready To Turn Off Oil Taps For British Columbia
Venezuela's PDVSA sues oil traders over corruption scheme
Return of the kingdom Saudi Arabia's use of soft power in Iraq is making Iran nervous
Saudi Oil Minister Says Aramco IPO Could Be Delayed to 2019
Exclusive - China plans to create energy ministry in government shake-up: sources
CERAWeek: LNG developers express market urgency to advance more projects
Oil steadies after big fall, but soaring US crude output still weighs
Oil prices drop over 2% as trade-war concerns sink in and U.S. output climbs
Oil Dips as Data Shows Biggest U.S. Crude Build Since January
Saudi Aramco Says Fears of `Peak Oil Demand' Are Overblown
Libya's Biggest Oil Field Sharara Resumes Production
U.S. Navy Boosts Mediterranean Presence As Exxon Set To Explore Offshore Cyprus
Oil prices score biggest one-day gain in nearly 3 weeks
Oil Gains Most in Two Weeks as Storage in Key Hub Seen Shrinking
IEA Sees American Energy Dominance Squeezing OPEC Into 2020s
Libyan El Sharara oilfield shut down after pollution protest

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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