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Rig Count News - (February 5, 2016US rig count fell 48 rigs. It was the greatest drop since last March. Oil drilling is down 31 and gas drilling is 17 lower. Canadian drilling was up 19. Total US rig count is at the lowest level since July 9, 1999. Click on the link for a detailed table and short and long term graphs of U.S., Canadian, Foreign and World Rotary Rig Count.
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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.
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Crude Oil, Gasoline and Natural Gas Futures Prices
NYMEX Prices for February 5, 2016
NYMEX Light Sweet Crude -083
ICE Brent
RBOB Gasoline NY Harbor -0.0357
Heating Oil NY Harbor -0.0215
NYMEX Natural Gas +0.091
Graphs: Oil & Gas Spot and Futures prices
Oil, Gas, Energy Prices, News & Issues:
Crude Oil and Natural Gas Exploration - Rotary Rig Count: U.S. -48, Canada +11
Oil falls in volatile trade ahead of key oil producer meeting
Iran wants euro payment for new and outstanding oil sales
Venezuela, where cash is worth less than a napkin
Oil settles lower after intraday U-turn
Oil market scoffs at Obama's plan for $10 tax per barrel
Why oil prices shouldn’t really be rallying
Top IS commanders 'taking refuge' in Libya
Libya's political chaos slows response to Islamic State
Here's the latest sign that investors are anxious about Saudi Arabia
Why Does Saudi Arabia Consider Iran So Great a Threat?
The one thing in Saudi Arabia that works well is under threat
A New Global Oil Deal Could Draw Lessons From 1998
America supplies OPEC with oil freed from 40-year export ban
Syria conflict: Sides trade blame over talks' suspension
WTI oil ends under $30; gasoline futures sink to 7-year low
Algeria emerges as quiet mediator in quest for peace in Libya
How Saudi Arabia successfully defended its U.S. oil market share: Kemp
Crude Erases Last Week's Rally on China Data, OPEC Output Gain
Attack damages oil pipeline south of Libya's Zueitina port
Oil Bulls Jumped in at Fastest Pace in Five Years on Rebound Hopes
Iran Cancels London Summit for New Oil Deals
Opec and non-Opec planned coordinated output cuts premature - Saudi Gazette
Saudi Arabia didn't make output cut proposal: Saudi source to Arabiya TV
Iraq will cooperate with any production-cutting decisions: oil minister
Head of Libya’s unity government meets army chief
Britain plans to hit ISIS in Libya as secret team flies in to draw up list of targets for bombing raids
Daesh reported in control of Sarin gas compound in Libya
Oil prices trim gains as Iran shuns talk of output cuts
Venezuela is on the brink of a complete economic collapse
Russia cautious on prospects for oil cut deal with OPEC
Russia Comments Tease Oil Market Eager for Glimmer of Hope
Obama vows to counter ISIS extremists in Libya
Venezuela opposition leader in fresh call to oust Maduro
Russia says Saudis proposing global oil production cut
Within OPEC, Iran is a challenge to any deal on oil cuts: sources
Shale Oil Production in Bakken, Eagle Ford Little Changed in December: Platts Bentek
Putin ally absent as Russia considers joint action with OPEC
Oil pushes lower again as U.S. crude inventories jump
US considering fresh military action in Libya over Isis threat
Oil falls back after jumping on hopes of Russia, OPEC cooperation
Saudi renews its investment push as oil cushion shrinks
Russians want to talk to OPEC about output, pipeline chief says
Oil price plunge threatens shale revolution
Saudi Arabia presents plan to move beyond oil
Oil selling resumes as Iraq supply worsens glut
Oil prices tumble after rally
OPEC, Russia talk of oil teamwork, but Saudi talks of investment
Ecuador supports emergency OPEC meeting proposal - oil minister
OPEC’s El-Badri calls on global oil producers to help curb glut
OPEC officials see oil market begin to start rebalancing
Exclusive: Iran set to be hooked up to global banks in weeks
Iran's leader says never trusted the West, seeks closer ties with China

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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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