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Rig Count News - December 2, 2016  US rig count is up 4. Oil drilling was up 3 and gas was up 1. Canadian drilling was up 26 rigs. Total US rig count is now 188 higher than the recent historic low. Click on the link for detailed tables and graphs of U.S. Foreign rig count was down 3 in September.
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Oil Price History and AnalysisUpdated 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.
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NYMEX Prices for December 2, 2016
NYMEX Light Sweet Crude +0.62
ICE Brent +0.52
RBOB Gasoline NY Harbor +0.0121
Heating Oil NY Harbor +0.0102
NYMEX Natural Gas -0.069
Graphs: Oil & Gas Spot and Futures prices
Links to Oil, Gas, Energy Prices, News & Issues:
Crude Oil and Natural Gas Exploration: Rotary Rig Count U.S. +4, Canada +26 and International -3
Libya: Rival militias in deadly clashes in Tripoli
Destructive hacks strike Saudi Arabia
Delta Air to sell gasoline and diesel as losses at its refinery climb
The surprise OPEC oil deal that was 2 years in the making
Russia's Pledge to OPEC Will Mean 'Herding Cats' to Deliver Cuts
Venezuela Will Haunt Oil Long After Vienna
OPEC agrees first output cut since 2008, details unclear
OPEC Agrees to Cut Production 1.2 million b/d in Drive to End Global Glut
Saudis say to take 'big hit' on oil output for OPEC deal, Iran can freeze
Oil jumps 7 percent on prospects for big OPEC output cut
OPEC Deadlocked As Iran, Saudis Harden Positions On Cuts Deal
Africa’s Richest Woman Could Sink Angola’s Economy
Oil falls more than 3 percent on doubts over OPEC cut
In OPEC Poker Game, Iran and Iraq Call Saudi Arabia's Bluff
Saudi-Iran rivalries could scuttle tentative OPEC deal
While OPEC Gets All The Attention, The U.S. Quietly Becomes A Net Exporter Of Natural Gas
OPEC oil meeting: 7 things you need to know
OPEC experts fall short of agreeing on Iran, Iraq oil output
Saudi brinkmanship aims to re-establish leverage within OPEC: Kemp
Oil price jumps as Iraq says it's 'optimistic' of Opec deal – business live updates
Oil Comes Back to Life in Canada
Iran optimistic on OPEC deal after meeting Algerian minister
Libya won't take part in any OPEC cuts for 'foreseeable future'
Iran considers navy bases in Yemen and Syria
Saudi wants OPEC to solve own problems before meeting non-OPEC
Saudis Said to Quit Russia Talks as OPEC Deal No Closer
Oil down on strong dollar, OPEC uncertainty
China Puts Oil Over Politics in Bid to Lift Venezuela Output
OPEC talks struggle with question of market share (Excellent background article)
How an OPEC output deal could catapult US producers back to stardom

Trump eyes oil, natural gas regulations for repeal
Iraq willing to cut oil output in OPEC's plan to boost prices
Russia still working on how to freeze oil output ahead of OPEC talks
Threats, Delays and Conspiracies Dog Venezuela Debt Holders
Venezuela refinery network operating at roughly a third: sources
Are Iranian Fighter Deaths Soaring in Syria?
Iran warns of retaliation if US breaches nuclear deal
Oil prices end near flat on uncertain outcome from OPEC meeting
Sunoco Logistics to buy ETP in $20-billion deal
OPEC to debate oil output cut next week but Iraq, Iran hesitate
Nigeria Says OPEC to Agree Details of Oil-Supply Cuts Today

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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