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Rig Count News - August 10, 2018  U.S. rig count is unchanged as were rigs targeting oil and gas rigs. Canadian rig count was up 3 with oil rigs up 1 and gas drilling up 2. International rigs are up 38  for the month of July. Follow the link for detailed tables and graphs of U.S. and Canada.
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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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Crude Oil, Gasoline and Natural Gas Futures Prices

NYMEX Prices for August 17, 2018
NYMEX Light Sweet Crude +0.45
ICE Brent
+0.40 $71.83
RBOB Gasoline NY Harbor -0.0065
Heating Oil NY Harbor +0.0018  $2.0982
NYMEX Natural Gas +0.038 $2.946
Links to Oil, Gas, Energy Prices, News & Issues:
Angola aims to boost oil output with new block sale agency
New Terms To Govern Joint Saudi Kuwait Khafji Oil Field
Output from Libya's Sharara oil field at risk due to fresh protests
Iran says no OPEC member can take over its share of oil exports
Iraq’s Basra Oil, Chevron agree to implement MOU to develop oil fields
Venezuela’s Crack-Up Is Accelerating
Venezuelans rush to shop, fill tanks before monetary overhaul
Total set to ramp up Nigerian oil output with new ship
Crude Oil and Natural Gas Rig Count: U.S. unchanged, Canada -14, International +38

Oil shrugs at revival of U.S.-China trade talks to ease tensions
Tallgrass launches Seahorse crude pipeline open season
US EIA says Gulf Coast sets refinery throughput record
API reiterates need to reform RFS as EPA readies proposed 2019 quotas
Chinese oil importers shun U.S. crude despite tariff reversal
After Billions in Blowouts, Mega Oil and Gas Projects Are Back
Rule Change Cuts Demand for Canadian Oil
Oil Slumps After API Reports Surprise Crude Build
VLCC Explodes off Oman Coast
PetroChina Mulls Suspension Of U.S. LNG Imports This Winter
Saudi cuts oil output as OPEC points to 2019 surplus
Iran's Khamenei rejects Trump offer of talks, chides government over economy
Caspian Sea Breakthrough Treaty Set to Boost Oil, Pipeline Plans
Energy executives lament Trump tariffs as costs rise on pipeline projects
Crude Oil and Natural Gas Rig Count: U.S. +13, Canada -14, International +38

U.S. oil reserve release will not guarantee lower pump prices: analysts
Judge: Canadian Firm Can Go After Venezuela's US Refineries
Venezuela seeks US extradition of alleged drone attack mastermind
U.S. Forecasts 50% Cut in Iran Oil Sales, Missing Goal
China buckles in trade war: No tariffs on U.S. crude imports
Exxon Seeks Long-Term Deals for U.S. Oil Exports
U.S. cuts oil output outlook as Permian constraints threaten
Venezuela dodges oil asset seizures with export transfers at sea
U.S. crude exports to India surge as China intake fades: Russell
Firms face legal risk over Iran sanctions
Saudi Arabia Crude Flows to U.S. Swell as Venezuela Output Falls
Saudi Arabia resumes oil transports through strait after Houthi strikes
OPEC July crude oil output surges 340,000 b/d from June to 32.66 mil b/d: Platts survey
OPEC Sources: Saudis Cut July Production
Venezuela's Nicolas Maduro survives exploding drone 'attack'
Iran’s naval exercise threatens strategic Straits of Hormuz - Middle East
Iran Protests Spread to 10 Cities in Widest Unrest Since January
China rebuffs Donald Trump’s efforts to isolate Iran with refusal to stop oil imports
Oil bounces off 6-week low to notch first gain in 3 sessions
OPEC oil production climbs as Saudi Arabia pumps near record
Big Oil's Winners and Losers Emerge
Iran is seen readying major exercise in Persian Gulf as tensions with US simmer
Israel warns Iran of military response if it closed key Red Sea strait
Iran MPs summon Rouhani as U.S. pressure squeezes economy
Venezuela’s Maduro under investigation in $1.2 billion U.S. money-laundering case
Iran rejects Trump offer of talks as a dream, without value
Oil Edges Lower on Surprise U.S. Crude Stockpile Build
Once oil wealthy, Venezuela's largest state struggles to keep the lights on

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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