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Rig Count News - April 28, 2017  US rig count is up 13. Oil drilling rigs are up 9 and gas are up 4. Canadian drilling was down 14. Click on the link for detailed tables and graphs of U.S. and Canada. Foreign rig count was up 14 in March.
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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. 
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NYMEX Prices for April 28, 2017
NYMEX Light Sweet Crude +0.36
$49.33
ICE Brent +0.29
$51.73
RBOB Gasoline NY Harbor -0.0020
$1.5480
Heating Oil NY Harbor -0.0032
$1.5040
NYMEX Natural Gas +0.037
$3.276
Graphs: Oil & Gas Spot and Futures prices
 
Links to Oil, Gas, Energy Prices, News & Issues:
Crude Oil and Natural Gas Exploration: U.S. +13, Canada -14, International +14
Oil logs a gain, but suffers 2nd straight monthly loss
Why an extension of the OPEC deal matters
Libya captures two oil-smuggling tankers after firefight
OPEC Players Saudi Arabia and Russia Agree to Disagree About Syria
Oil prices felled by Libyan oil restart and weak gasoline demand
Oil prices felled by Libyan oil restart and weak gasoline demand
Maiden Bakken oil cargo to Asia ships out, with more to come
Over 3,000 oil wells shuttered after Firestone Colorado home explosion
Libya's Sharara, El Feel oilfields restart after pipeline protests end
US crude stocks draw down, products build amid record refining: EIA
Houthi attempt to blow up Aramco fuel terminal foiled
Dueling Rallies Rack Caracas After Death Toll Inches Toward 30 In Venezuela
Iraq begins expansion of oil field aiming to double output
Venezuela players pull some expats amid turmoil
Oil Veteran Says OPEC Needs Year to Pull Off Elusive Mission
Oil Veteran Says OPEC Needs Year to Pull Off Elusive Mission
North Sea Oil Floods to Asia Like Never Before on OPEC Cuts
Oil slips on OPEC cut extension doubts, Russia output worries
Russia's Oil Cuts Won't Be So Easy If OPEC Deal Is Extended
General Motors Fires 2,700 in Venezuela After Plant Closure: Workers
Amid Venezuela unrest, experts worry that criminals will acquire military’s weapons
OPEC Panel Recommends Output Cut Extension, Sources Say
Iraq may seek exemption from OPEC oil cuts 'to boost own output'
Libya's warring sides reach diplomatic breakthrough in Rome
Renewed support for pipeline projects
The art of surviving a Venezuela on the brink
Crude Oil and Natural Gas Exploration: U.S. +10, Canada -19, International +14
At least 12 people dead after night of looting and violence in Venezuela
Giant Libyan Oilfield Reopens After 2 Year Outage
Caracas on Knife-Edge as Maduro Protesters Erect Barricades
Here’s what Venezuela’s deepening crisis means for oil prices
Caracas on Knife-Edge as Maduro Protesters Erect Barricades
Oil prices flat in choppy trade, rising U.S. production weighs
GM halts operations in Venezuela after factory seized
Saudi Arabia Says Some Oil Producers Reach Deal to Extend Cuts
ND production unexpectedly tops 1 million barrels per day again
Oil Prices Drop As Saudis Say Too Early To Decide Cuts Extension
2 killed amid massive anti-government marches in Venezuela
Despite alliance, Russian shipper holds Venezuela oil hostage over debts
Venezuela’s Maduro seeks to expand armed civilian militias
Iran would support unanimous OPEC decision to extend output cuts: minister
Merrill Lynch Joins The Bulls With Predictions of OPEC Cutback Extension and Rising Demand
Citi Sees Oil Surging $10 as OPEC Combats Roaring U.S. Shale
Renewed support for pipeline projects
World's largest ship sets sail for UK: As big as six football pitches and twice as long as an aircraft carrier, it will ferry a 24,000 ton oil rig 500 miles to shore
Bets on Oil Rise Advance on Signs OPEC Cuts Will Outdo U.S. Boom

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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