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Rig Counts - (October 2, 2015Rig count hits a new low for the third week in a row. It is at the lowest level since  April 3, 2002. Short and long term graphs of U.S., Canadian, Foreign and World Rotary Rig Count as well as U.S. Workover Rig Count
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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 October 9, 2015

NYMEX Light Sweet Crude +0.20
ICE Brent -0.40
RBOB Gasoline NY Harbor +0.0089
Heating Oil NY Harbor -0.0109
NYMEX Natural Gas +0.004
Graphs: Oil & Gas Spot and Futures prices
Oil, Gas, Energy Prices, News & Issues:
Crude Oil and Natural Gas Exploration - Rotary Rig Count: U.S. -29, Canada +3
Crude Oil Surges Above $50 a Barrel for First Time Since July
Saudi Arabia Announces New Defense Policy After Iran Deal, Islamic State And Changing Western Involvement In Middle East
Libya's Oil Export Capacity Rises as Zueitina Port Reopens
Credit cuts could hurt but won’t affect U.S. oil supplies, researchers say
Analysis Putin is using his Syria gambit to disparage Obama
Nigeria widens oil corruption probe
Blair: West must counter Russian 'leverage' in Syria
U.S. oil output on brink of 'dramatic' decline, executive says
OPEC's Badri worried about investment but says all oil producers must cooperate
Russia Military’s Actions in Syria Cause Rift With Turkey
Russian "volunteers" likely to fight with Assad's troops
John Kerry raises Syria no-fly zone despite Obama's skepticism
Syria conflict: Russia violation of Turkish airspace 'no accident'
Libya's oil output down to 300000 bpd - official
US enforcement of Iran arms embargo slipped during nuclear talks: sources
Legacy of Iran-Iraq war lives on
Saudi Aramco Cuts Crude Pricing to Asia, U.S. Amid Weak Demand
Russia says ready to meet OPEC, non-OPEC producers for consultations
Ban Ki-moon calls for Libya peace deal as factions miss ceasefire deadline
Iranian parliamentary panel gives conditional nod to nuclear deal
Iran has rockets ‘to attack Saudi Arabia’
Oil finishes higher as U.S. rig count drops to 5-year low
Nigeria's ex-oil minister 'arrested in London'
Chavez's Other Disciple Rises as Venezuela Unravels Under Maduro
Oil mixed on US crude build, Syria; down 24pc on qtr
OPEC Crude Output Falls in September led by Gulf Producers
Vladimir Putin defies West as Russia bomb 'Syrian rebel targets instead of Isil'
NTSB chairman: Bakken crude isn’t more volatile
Halliburton, Baker Hughes to sell more businesses
Ship believed to be from Iran stopped while carrying anti-tank weapons in Arabian Sea
Weapons bound for Yemen seized on Iran boat: coalition
Oil up, then pares gains after API data show U.S. inventory build
Article from 1975: The World Will Be Out of Oil by 2015
Saudi Arabia is worried – and not just about its king
What Does Russia’s Power Move in Syria Mean for Turkey?
Iraq and Nigeria Plead for More Counter-Terror Help at United Nations
No need for OPEC, non-OPEC producers summit: Kuwai
OPEC winning against US shale producers in short-term market
Smuggled Venezuelan Gasoline Fuels an Entire Economy Next Door
Indonesia hopes rejoining Opec will help ease reliance on oil traders
3 English-speaking female ISIS members in Libya are using social media to expand the caliphate
Iran’s president blames U.S. for Middle East violence

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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