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Rig Count News - October 12, 2018  U.S. rig count  was up 11. Rigs targeting oil were up 8 and gas rigs were higher by 4. Canadian rig count was up 13 with oil rigs up 8 and gas drilling up 5. International rigs are down 4  for the month of September. 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 October 19, 2018
NYMEX Light Sweet Crude +0.47
ICE Brent
+0.49 $79.78
RBOB Gasoline NY Harbor +0.0228
Heating Oil NY Harbor +0.0071  $2.3020
NYMEX Natural Gas +0.052 $3.250
Links to Oil, Gas, Energy Prices, News & Issues:
1 MMbpd Pipeline to Link Permian to Deepwater Ports
BP starts up Thunder Horse Northwest Expansion ahead of schedule and under budget
Service companies chase international boom as U.S. shale drilling moderates
Permian drillers are said to sell new lighter crude oil grade
Report: Tariffs squeeze US resin exports to China, may help molders at home
Saudi's expand west export capacity - Yanbu South Terminal
Turkish officials believe journalist Jamal Khashoggi was killed in consulate
High-ranking Saudi intel officer oversaw botched interrogation of missing journalist, sources say
U.S. Shale’s Glory Days Are Numbered
Death toll reaches 60 in Nigerian oil pipeline fire
Saudi king orders probe in Khashoggi case, Turkey to search consulate
OPEC cuts forecast for global oil demand growth in 2019
Natural gas jumps on expectations of above-average cold, with supplies at decade low
US sanctions on Riyadh would mean Washington is stabbing itself
100 MMbbl: The world hits daily oil, liquids record
China on pace to become top natural gas importer in 2018
Saudis Vow to Hit Back Against Any Measures Over Khashoggi
US sanctions on Riyadh would mean Washington is stabbing itself
India yet to work out payment mechanism for Iran oil imports
Crude Oil and Natural Gas Rig Count: U.S. +11, Canada +13, International -4.

Oil drops near 2-week lows as economist deems Hurricane Michael a ‘non-event for oil production’
Decline rates from maturing oil wells in the Permian are on the rise
Puget Sound Energy asks customers to conserve, refinery ‘adjusting operations’ after pipeline rupture
Trump orders EPA to waive volatility limits for E15
Record-Breaking Q3 U.S. Oil & Gas M&A Surges 250%
Oil Price to be Highly Volatile Going Forward
Big Oil to Bury Skeptical Investors in Cash Piles
U.S. Grants Sanction Waiver To BP, Serica for Iran-Shared Field
Eni, BP and NOC sign deal to resume Libyan exploration
Venezuela's annual inflation hits 488,865 percent in September
Oil ends lower on talk U.S. waivers on Iran sanctions, but Hurricane Michael limits loss
At Least One Major Country Won't Be Playing Ball With the U.S. on Iran Oil Sanctions
Explosion, fire rock Irving Oil refinery in Saint John, N.B., Canada
U.S. actively considering waivers on Iran oil sanctions
Saudi Crown Prince: ‘We Did Our Job’ Replacing Iranian Oil
Oil producers need to pump more or put demand growth at risk
Exclusive: Saudi Arabia, Russia agreed in September to lift oil output, told U.S.
Saudis, Russia open oil taps while the market shrugs
Shell leads $31bn Canadian LNG project with Asian energy giants

Clogged pipelines cut Canada's oil price, small producers shift strategy
Oil prices rally back to nearly 4-year highs despite biggest weekly U.S. crude supply rise of the year
Four LNG Carriers Transit Panama Canal in One Day
Trump gets oil traders' attention over call with Saudi king
Iran's tracked oil exports hit 2 1/2-year low before sanctions
Fate of shared oil fields unclear after Saudi-Kuwait royal talks
The case for investing more in exploration
OPEC oil output boost in September limited by Iran losses: Reuters survey
Saudi-led Coalition Foils Remote Controlled Boat Attack
Future Of Tight Oil Development Costs
China's Sinopec halves Iran oil loadings under U.S. pressure: sources

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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