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Rig Count News - February 15, 2018  U.S. rig count  was up 2. Rigs targeting oil were up 3 and gas rigs were down 1. Canadian rig count was down 16 with oil rigs down 6 and gas drilling down 10. International rigs are down 2 for the month of January. 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. 
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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 February 19, 2019

NYMEX Light Sweet Crude
+0.50
$56.09
ICE Brent
-0.05
$66.45
RBOB Gasoline NY Harbor
-0.0091
$1.5638
Heating Oil NY Harbor
-0.0257
$1.9946
NYMEX Natural Gas
+0.037
$2.662
 
Links to Oil, Gas, Energy Prices, News & Issues:
Oil and Gas Stepping Up Its Exploration Game
US independents balance the books
Trump urges Venezuelan military: 'Set your country free
Crude Oil and Natural Gas Rig Count: U.S.+2, Canada -16 International -2

Price for heavy-crude surges with U.S. ban on Venezuelan oil
It's All Going Wrong for OPEC
Venezuelan opposition appoints new board to Houston refiner Citgo, PDVSA
Juan Guaidó’s New Bet: To Break the Humanitarian Siege on February 23rd
IEA says Venezuela crisis risks disrupting global crude market
Venezuela's Guaido to appoint Luisa Palacios as his president of Citgo
US bill targeting OPEC could be double-edged sword
US House Judiciary panel passes bill to make oil cartels illegal
Meridian Energy plots grassroots refinery for Permian basin
As Maduro Digs In, His Aides Hunt for an Emergency Escape Route
BLM makes record-breaking $1 billion from O&G lease sales
Bill Allowing US to Sue OPEC Moves Forward
Size Matters for Profitable Shale Drilling
ExxonMobil, Hess have made two new discoveries offshore Guyana
First Big Oil and Gas Discovery Made Offshore of South Africa
Eastern Libyan forces take over El Sharara oilfield
Oil prices end higher as domestic crude supplies rise less than expected
Venezuela crisis: Military blocks aid air corridor opened
Feature: Venezuela sanctions leaves some naphtha cargoes without destinations
Russia’s January oil output cuts come below Novak’s estimate
Exploration's back in the black
U.S. sends aid to Colombia-Venezuela border; Maduro rejects help
OPEC’s output drops the most in two years
Canada, Lima Group allies urge Venezuelan military to back Juan Guaido
Armada of tankers with Venezuelan oil forms in U.S. Gulf: sources
Guaido U.S. envoy vows to open oil deals, restructure debt
India to outpace China in increasing oil demand, report says
Oil Tankers Floating in Limbo as U.S. Bars Payments to Venezuela
Strong Year Ahead For The Gulf Of Mexico
America Should Better Utilize Advanced Coal
Juan Guaidó Claims Police Raided His Home As He Struggles To Consolidate Power
Qatar, Exxon to proceed with $10 billion Texas LNG project
This Political Prisoner Is Calling the Shots in Venezuela’s Uprising
Exclusive: Venezuela plans to fly central bank gold reserves to UAE
Tug-of-war: U.S. refiner Citgo caught in Venezuela political upheaval
Here’s why the U.S. oil market has little to fear from Venezuela turmoil
Crude oil futures climbs on supply concerns, more upbeat outlook; ICE Brent up at $61.96/b, NYMEX WTI $54.27/b
Opinion: Foreign Forces Did Not Start Venezuela's Transition. Venezuela Did
Lack of pipeline space will keep Canada from filling the Venezuela oil gap
Venezuela proposes new oil contract terms to sidestep U.S. sanctions
Venezuelan army defectors appeal to Trump for weapons
Oil prices up 2 pct following U.S. sanctions on Venezuela
Venezuela crisis: Why the military is backing Maduro
U.S. yanks bank assets from Venezuela, lays ground for battle over Citgo

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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