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Rig Count News - May 24, 2019  U.S. rig count  was down 4. Rigs targeting oil were lower by 5 and gas rigs were up 1. Canadian rig count was up 15. Oil drilling was up 16 and gas drilling was down 1 rig. 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.
National Energy Policy - The report to the President.
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NYMEX Prices for May 24, 2019

NYMEX Light Sweet Crude
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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. -4, Canada +15, International +12
Oil futures suffer worst weekly performance of the year
U.S. Refiners Face Summertime Hurdles Amid Heavy Oil Shortage
Russia, Poland set goal to restart oil pipeline as tensions linger
What do billionaire Charles Koch, Sierra Club, and API have in common?
Operator of Venezuelan PDVSA's fleet seeks to detain tankers: document, sources
Iran stores more oil on land and at sea as exports slump
Oil prices drop as U.S. crude supplies post a second straight weekly climb
Proposed U.S. plant to pull CO2 from thin air, use it to pump oil
U.S. shale producer Pioneer Natural Resources cuts 25% of workforce
UN envoy warns of 'long and bloody war' in Libya
Persian Gulf deemed risky for oil tankers
Oil faces investment crunch as fund managers go cold on fossil fuels, Hurricane CFO says
Russia open to relaxing OPEC+ cuts as Saudis urge restraint
Iraq says ExxonMobil evacuation of staff is `unacceptable'
Venezuelan soldiers oversee fuel rationing in some towns amid shortages
Funds sell oil as economic fears trump supply threats: Kemp
Saudi energy minister says world does not need any more oil in coming months
Saudi Arabia says oil producers want to reduce inventories
Saudi Arabia calls for emergency GCC, Arab League meeting
Here’s what’s feeding volatility in the oil market
Saudi's Falih says sees no oil shortage, but OPEC to act if needed

Saudi Arabia accuses Iran of ordering drone attack on oil pipeline
Oil slips but ends week higher on Mideast supply disruption fears
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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