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NYMEX Prices for December 18, 2014

NYMEX Light Sweet Crude -2.36
ICE Brent  -1.91
RBOB Gasoline NY Harbor -0.0390
Heating Oil NY Harbor -0.0698
NYMEX Natural Gas -0.060
Graphs: Oil & Gas Spot and Futures prices
Oil, Gas, Energy Prices, News & Issues:
Saudi Arabia Says Hard for OPEC to Give Up Market Share
Oil plunges as market seeks bottom
Iran to Hold Military Drill Near Strategic Strait of Hormuz
Fitch lowers Venezuela rating to CCC
Nigeria's Central Bank Restricts Currency Trading

President Obama signs bill authorizing sanctions against Venezuela
Brent edges further above $61 as companies cut upstream investments
Saudi Arabia Spending Means Less Room for OPEC to Cut Output
Betting on the counterintuitive? Understanding Saudi Arabia's logic, or lack thereof, behind not cutting oil output
Kuwait Minister Says Oil Prices Could Improve In Second Half Of 2015
Nigeria Oil Unions Continue Strike, Aim to Curb Fuel Supply
Qatar says oil price decline hitting gas
Libya rivals clash over oil ports as EU considers sanctions
Who Gets Citgo's Assets If Venezuela Defaults?
Declining oil prices: OPEC vs. (future) Shale?
Canadian government defends Keystone XL at Washington energy summit
Oil Stays in Negative Territory After China PMI Slips
Oil investors' crude awakening
1998 Comes Calling in Currency and Credit Plunges From Russia to Venezuela
Crude Oil and Natural Gas Exploration - Rotary Rig Count: U.S. -27, Canada -+9, International -43
Libya’s two key oil ports shut down
Falling Oil Prices Don’t Make OPEC Irrelevant
U.S. Oil Rigs Drop Most in Two Years, Baker Hughes Says
UK energy firms go under as oil price tumbles
GCC Establishes Unprecedented Joint Military Command
Militias Battle in Central Libya Near Oil Terminal
US concern grows over Islamic State fighters training in Libya
Police stations, prisons reopen in Libya's second city
Oil closes below $US60 a barrel
Oil Wars: Why OPEC Will Win
Opec veteran says oil price a 'disaster' and cartel powerless
U.S. crude inventories up, gasoline stocks surge
Saudi Arabia Says ‘Why Should I Cut Production?’ as Crude Falls
Iran: Fall in Oil Prices Is 'Treachery'
Venezuela's poor sour on Maduro as prices, shortages sting
Opec opens door to emergency meeting with oil downgrade
OPEC is finished and the oil crash will continue, warns Bank of America
Market, not OPEC, will set fair oil price: UAE official
OPEC Says 2015 Demand for Its Crude Will Be Weakest in 12 Years
US Cuts Oil Price Forecast for 2015 to $62.75 a Barrel
OPEC Early Meeting Seen More Likely by Analysts on Prices
Oil Resumes Drop as Iran Sees $40 If There's OPEC Discord
Algeria oil minister: OPEC may hold emergency meeting before June
Oil Drops as Deeper OPEC Discounts Signal Fight for Market Share
Kuwait Petroleum Sees Oil At $65 A Barrel For Next 6-7 Months
Global Shale Ambitions Wane as OPEC Price War Deepens
ConocoPhillips plans to spend less in 2015 as crude slides
Precision Drilling expects lower capital spending in 2015
Schlumberger to cut seismic fleet as spending falters
Opec's Wake Up Call

Oil Slumps to Five-Year Low as OPEC Decision Spurs Forecast Cuts
Syria, Iran Condemn Israeli Airstrikes
Algeria's Sonatrach Says Low Oil Won't Deter Investments
Brent falls close to $69 after Saudi price cut
OPEC: Saudi Prince says Riyadh won't cut oil unless others follow
Islamic State setting up Libya training camps, US says
Algeria ready to weather oil price slump
Airstrike Targets Tripoli Outskirts as Libya's Rival Groups Battle
GCC countries must prepare for an oil, gas "post era" - Al-Zayani
Why ISIS Wants Saudi Arabia, But The Kingdom May Be The Islamic State's Most Difficult Acquisition
Why is Saudi Arabia using oil as a weapon?
US believes Iran launched air raids on Islamic State in Iraq
Libya moved from dictatorship to non-state: UN envoy
OPEC might get the last laugh on oil
OPEC Leaves Output Ceiling Unchanged at 30 Million Barrels
OPEC Policy Ensures U.S. Shale Crash, Russia Oil Tycoon Says

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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