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Rig Count News February 14, 2020  U.S. rig count  was unchanged. Rigs targeting oil are up 2, gas rigs are down 1 and unclassified down 1. Canadian rig count was down 2. Oil drilling rose 5 rigs and gas drilling was down 7. 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. 
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Venezuela Once again a nation in crisis, possibly facing civil war with dire implications for oil prices.
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Crude Oil, Gasoline and Natural Gas Futures Prices

NYMEX Prices for February 18, 2020
NYMEX Light Sweet Crude
0.00
$52.05
ICE Brent
+0.08
$57.75
RBOB Gasoline NY Harbor
+0.0315
$1.6148
Heating Oil NY Harbor
-0.0258
$1.6724
NYMEX Natural Gas
+0.144
$1.981
 
Links to Oil, Gas, Energy Prices, News & Issues:
US Warship Seizes Suspected Iranian Weapons
Oil near flat; virus impact offsets Libya supply disruptions
Oil Firms to Spend $53Bn at Guyana’s Stabroek Block
ENI finds oil offshore Mexico
Oil traders rent S.Korean storage for excess supplies after virus hit China demand
Natural gas prices fall to lowest level since 2016, the lowest February prices in 20 years
China’s wind energy sector faces significant impact due to the coronavirus, Wood Mackenzie warns
Crude Oil and Natural Gas Rig Count: U.S. unchanged, Canada +5

Chevron readies to resume pumping oil from Saudi-Kuwaiti Neutral Zone's Wafra field
Oil glut, stronger ruble strengthen case for Russia to cut oil output
Fuel consumption sinks on record warmth across northern hemisphere: Kemp - Reuters News
Global oil demand expected to drop for the first time in a decade
IEA says virus outbreak to shrink first-quarter oil demand
ChemChina becomes latest Chinese refiner to slash output due to coronavirus
Oil rises over 3% as demand worries ease amid fewer new coronavirus cases
Back to reality: low-sulphur fuel oil market falls from record highs
Boeing sees airline profits hit, stagnant air cargo market due to virus
OPEC says coronavirus to trim 2020 oil demand as it weighs deeper cut
EIA revised down oil demand growth forecast on coronavirus and warmer weather
Oil price gains hold while Russia keeps OPEC+ waiting on output cut
Oil rises from 13-month low as new virus cases slow
Crude Holds Below $50 as OPEC Dithers Over Virus Response
Shell, Total reject China’s force majeure on LNG shipments
PetroChina tells its expats to buy medical supplies and ship them to Beijing
U.S. Weighs Rosneft Sanctions But Wary of Oil Market Chaos
Russia reiterates support for Maduro, decries sanctions
Involuntary losses push OPEC output to four-month low
Oil Climbs on Hopes Russia Will Agree to OPEC Cuts
Virus threat highlights OPEC reliance on Chinese oil demand
Lawmakers look at prospects for amending Natural Gas Act
Coronavirus paralyses short-term oil, gas sales into China
U.S. oil rises as OPEC+ committee calls for deeper cuts to global output amid coronavirus
Warm U.S. winter puts coal-fired power plants in deep freeze
Coronavirus paralyses short-term oil, gas sales into China
OPEC+ meeting to debate coronavirus response extends to day three Al Jazeera
U.A.E. Makes Significant Gas Field Discovery
Saudis Seek Deeper Output Cuts To Contain Virus Impact On Oil Demand

Graphs Oil and Natural Gas Prices
Futures Prices Spot Prices
NYMEX Crude Oil Brent & WTI Cushing
Brent Crude Oil Brent / WTI Price Spread
RBOB Gasoline WTI Cushing, Oklahoma
Heating Oil Brent Spot
NYMEX Natural Gas Gasoline - New York Harbor

Heating Oil - New York Harbor

Natural Gas Henry Hub Louisiana
 
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