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NYMEX Prices for May 22, 2015 

NYMEX Light Sweet Crude -1.00
$59.72
ICE Brent -1.17
$65.37
RBOB Gasoline NY Harbor -0.0285
$2.0539
Heating Oil NY Harbor -0.0334
$1.9525
NYMEX Natural Gas -0.062
$2.887
Graphs: Oil & Gas Spot and Futures prices
 
Oil, Gas, Energy Prices, News & Issues:
Crude Oil and Natural Gas Exploration - Rotary Rig Count: U.S. -3, Canada +5. Onshore drilling posts first gain since mid-November
US officials: Iran enters Iraqi fight for key oil refinery
OPEC Refuses to Yield in Battle for Oil-Market Share
Oil down 2 pct ahead of long US Memorial Day weekend.
Iraqi troops 'enter refinery' as Baiji battle rages on
Global oil prices surge 3%
Gaddafi's home town falls to Islamic State in anarchic Libya
Oil rises on U.S. crude drawdown but oversupply still weighs
Utah to join North Dakota in lawsuit over BLM fracking rule
Algerian troops kill more militants in major assault, 25 dead in total
Iran's Supreme Leader Rules Out Broad Nuclear Inspections
UN announces Yemen talks, Iran to allow ship inspection
Saudi Arabia, partners turn down Chinese requests for extra oil
Goldman Sachs predicts US crude price at $45 by October after 'self-defeating' rally
Natural Gas Futures Price Slips as Supply Gains Set to Erase Deficit
21,000 gallons of crude oil leaked near Santa Barbara County beaches
Russia not coordinating crude oil policy with OPEC-Lukoil
API American Petroleum Institute : applauds bipartisan Senate push for crude oil exports
Civil war to keep lid on Libya's crude oil production
Pentagon says Iran warships 'linked up' with cargo vessel
Iran says can't afford Ahmadinejad cash handouts
Islamic State solidifies foothold in Libya to expand reach
US fears Shi'ite militias could worsen Iraqi sectarian fires
Why Saudi Arabia has lost faith in the US
Is Iran creating its own state within Iraq?
Saudi Arabia's March oil exports highest in over 9 years
Signs point to recovery But here’s what could derail it
Shiite militias in Iraq reportedly gearing up to try to retake Ramadi
Night raid in Syria: The special-forces op that killed Islamic State's money man
Iraqi forces retreat from Ramadi as Islamic State advances
Iran's Yemen Aid Ship Enters Gulf of Aden, Defying Saudi Navy
Senior ISIS leader killed in U.S. raid in Syria
Saudis Poised To Block Ramp-Up By U.S. Shale Firms
Oil prices diverge on mixed data
Venezuela eyes $100 oil price, deal with non-OPEC producers
Islamic State seizes capital of Iraq's largest province
Algeria's Bouteflika announces sweeping cabinet shakeup
IEA Says OPEC Battle for Oil Market Share Only Just Started
Obama Vows to Stand By Gulf Allies Facing an ‘External’ Threat
Singapore-flagged ship comes under Iranian fire: UAE coastguard
Saudi Arabia Promises to Match Iran in Nuclear Capability
Iraq says top ISIS leaders targeted in coalition strike
BREAKING: Daesh second-in-command killed in US airstrike, Iraq says
British troops could be deployed on the ground in Libya
GCC won’t get written defense guarantees at Camp David
Iran’s aggression focus of Obama-GCC summit
Iran says Saudi-led forces cannot inspect Yemen-bound ship
Natural Gas Climbs to 8-Week High as Hot Weather Boosts Demand
GCC seeks results at Camp David
Yemen truce starts after shelling, Iran sends cargo ship
Yemen officials say some ground fighting after cease-fire
Saudi Arabia Tells OPEC Oil Output Surge Maintained in April
Western allies warn on control of Libya's national resources
How important is the battle for Iraq's Baiji oil refinery?
Can Obama Save the GCC Summit?
Shale oil output at Bakken and Eagle Ford starts a descent
Shell clears major US government hurdle for Arctic drilling
OPEC says you can forget about $100 oil for at least the next 10 years
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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