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Rig Count News - September 15, 2017  U.S. rig count is down 8. Rigs targeting oil are down 7 and gas rigs are down 1. Canadian rig count was up 10 rigs. Follow the link for detailed tables and graphs of U.S. and Canada.
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Coal, CO2 and Limitations of Energy Policy

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 September 18, 2017
NYMEX Light Sweet Crude +0.02
ICE Brent -0.14
RBOB Gasoline NY Harbor +0.0069
Heating Oil NY Harbor -0.0192
NYMEX Natural Gas +0.112
Graphs: Oil & Gas Spot and Futures prices
Links to Oil, Gas, Energy Prices, News & Issues:
New threats seen to Nigerian oil output
Colonial Pipeline allows Port Arthur refiners to ship fuel after Harvey
Shiite leader warns of cycle of violence after Kurdistan referendum
Russia's Rosneft clinches gas pipeline deal with Iraq's Kurdistan
Crude Oil and Natural Gas Exploration: U.S. -8, Canada +10, International +4

Beaumont port restricted after Harvey but Exxon refinery finds workaround
Natgas pipeline builders hail U.S. okay of blocked New York project
Venezuela publishes oil prices in Chinese currency to shun US dollar
Let Them Eat Rabbit Is Venezuelan President's Response To Food Shortages
Venezuela state oil firm's credit woes spread to US unit Citgo
Dual ISIS insurgent attacks kill nearly 50 in southern Iraq
Iraq MPs vote to sack Kirkuk governor over Kurdish referendum
OPEC’s No. 2 Faces Civil War Threat
President Barzani insists on Kurdish independence referendum date at large independence rally
Shiite leader warns of civil war if referendum proceeds
Oil rises as IEA forecast overshadows US crude build
Kuwait Says OPEC May Decide on Extending Cuts in March 2018
How Will Venezuela Deal With A PDVSA Default?
Oil rises as U.S. refineries restart, Irma wanes
Oil Gains as Irma Impact Less Than Feared, Gulf in Repair Mode
China Big Oil Investors Shrug Off Future Fossil-Fuel Vehicle Ban
Maduro Drops All Pretense, Vows to Become a Dictator to Ensure “Economic Peace” in Venezuela
Saudi Arabia Says Aramco IPO on Track as It Redrafts Reform Plan
China to Ban Sale of Fossil Fuel Cars in Electric Vehicle Push
China Deepens Oil Ties With Russia in $9 Billion Rosneft Deal
Oil sinks as Irma imperils demand in gas-thirsty Florida
Valero CEO says five Texas refineries in process of restarting after Harvey
In Sign of Oil Rebalancing, North Sea Floating Storage Shrinks
Libya’s Biggest Oil Field Resumes Pumping Crude
Gasoline Shortage Shifts From Texas to Florida
Moon presses Putin over North Korea oil supplies
Debt, sanctions and disrepair: Venezuela's oil sector in agony
Oil jumps as Russia and Saudi Arabia discuss extending output cut deal
The future of the Oil Field Service sector
Petrobras restarts Pasadena, Texas, refinery as Harvey recedes: source
Conoco says Eagle Ford oil output nearing 80 percent of pre-Harvey level
Colonial aims to restart ex-Houston distillates line Monday, gasoline line Tuesday
Valero Says Pipeline Blocking Its Efforts to Ship More Fuel After Harvey
Exxon restarting second-largest U.S. refinery
Phillips 66 says preparing to resume ops at Sweeny refinery in Texas
Occidental ships first crude cargo from Corpus Christi after Harvey
Analyst: Harvey's Floods Could Delay 10% of US Fracking
Port Corpus Christi, refineries given green light to reopen days ahead of schedule
More gas heads to market as some refineries come back on-line
Corpus Christi port allowing vessels up to 43' draft: Coast Guard

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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