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Rig Count News January 17, 2020  U.S. rig count  was up 15. Rigs targeting oil are up 14 and gas rigs are higher by 1. Canadian rig count was up 41. Oil drilling rose 32 rigs and gas drilling was up 9. International rigs are up 12 for the month of March. Follow the link for detailed tables and graphs.
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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.
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NYMEX Prices for January 17, 2020
NYMEX Light Sweet Crude
ICE Brent
RBOB Gasoline NY Harbor
Heating Oil NY Harbor
NYMEX Natural Gas
Links to Oil, Gas, Energy Prices, News & Issues:
Crude Oil and Natural Gas Rig Count: U.S.+15, Canada +41, International +12
The greening of BlackRock: What it means for energy
Decline in ‘Fracklog’ Shows Scale of Pullback by U.S. Shale Drillers
Oil ends higher, as trade deal progress spurs energy demand hopes
Crude exports boom on U.S. Gulf Coast, allaying bottleneck fears
Europeans trigger dispute mechanism in Iran nuclear deal
'Clerics get lost!': Iran protests rage after plane disaster
China's 2019 annual crude imports set record for 17th year
Middle East tensions draw crude oil eyes, but China may matter more
Mild winter sends U.S. natural gas prices tumbling
2020 Will Be Noteworthy for North Sea
Brazil's Petrobras ships avoiding Strait of Hormuz
Exclusive: U.N. investigators find Yemen's Houthis did not carry out Saudi oil attack
Dialled down: Iran's phoned-in attack just enough to ease tensions
Oil Tanks As Trump Claims Iran Is Standing Down
Supporters Of Venezuela's Maduro Try To Seize Control Of Legislature
Apache and Total tally significant oil find offshore Suriname
Brent crude oil price to be at $62-62.50 a barrel in Q1, 2020, says Sushant Gupta of Wood Mackenzie
Britain's Navy to Escort UK Ships Through Strait of Hormuz
Exclusive: Weakened by Sanctions, Venezuela's PDVSA Cedes Oilfield Operations to Foreign Firms
Permian Pipeline Competition Heats Up as Capacity Outruns Supply
Oil jumps as traders weigh uncontrolled escalation risk in Middle East: Kemp - Reuters News
Oil companies in Iraq maintain output despite raised security risk: sources
Top Iranian General Qassem Soleimani Killed in U.S. Airstrike in Iraq
Oil prices jump $1 after U.S air strike kills Iran, Iraq military personnel
Dallas Fed Energy Survey: Oil and Gas Activity, Employment Slip Lower  (Also, see tables)
Russian oil, condensate output surges to record-high in 2019
OPEC Aims to Prop Up Oil Prices
Oil slides as bulls take profit after strongest year since 2016
Offshore Energy Outlook for 2020
Oil on track for best year since 2016 as U.S. stockpiles shrink
Russia, Belarus clash over oil, casting doubt over 2020 supplies
Israel’s Leviathan gas field brings energy security, health concerns
Regional Report: Permian Basin
Oklahoma’s Bumpy Shale Ride
U.S. drillers add most oil rigs in week since Feb 2018
Self-made billionaire oilman invites Elizabeth Warren on tour of shale sites in her home state
U.S. oil prices end 1.2% lower as rig-count data show weekly increase

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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