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Rig Count News - September 14, 2018  U.S. rig count  was down 2, rigs targeting oil were down 1 and gas rigs were unchanged. Canadian rig count was down 29 with oil rigs down 13 and gas drilling was down 16. International rigs are up 38  for the month of July. 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. 
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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Crude Oil, Gasoline and Natural Gas Futures Prices

NYMEX Prices for September 21, 2018
NYMEX Light Sweet Crude +0.46
ICE Brent
+0.10 $78.80
RBOB Gasoline NY Harbor +0.0025
Heating Oil NY Harbor -0.0020  $2.2260
NYMEX Natural Gas +0.001 $2.977
Links to Oil, Gas, Energy Prices, News & Issues:
Crude Oil and Natural Gas Rig Count: U.S. -2, Canada -29, International +38
Trump urges OPEC to drive down oil prices
Decade of turmoil: Why Opec is not happy with crude oil at $80 a barrel
U.S. natural gas a no-go for Chinese buyers despite weaker tariff
Saudi Arabia aims to keep crude in $70 to $80 band: sources
In Big Win for Trump, U.S. Sanctions Cripple Iranian Oil Exports
Investors Flock To U.S. Oil And Gas Lease Sale
Venezuela is handing over oil fields to private companies for the first time since the 1990s
New oil fund commitments obtained from China, says Venezuela's Maduro
Venezuela Raises Minimum Wage 3,000% and Lots of Workers Get Fired
China vows to help crisis-hit Venezuela
Saudi Arabian troops continue joint military drills with US armed forces
Perry encourages Saudi, OPEC, Russia to work against oil price spike
Iran says Saudi Arabia and Russia have taken oil market 'hostage': SHANA
Saudi Arabia cranks up campaign on US cartel-busting bill
Crude Oil and Natural Gas Rig Count: U.S. +7, Canada +22, International +38
Oil slips from four-month highs on economic concerns
IEA report: Global oil supply hit a record high in August despite Iran, Venezuela fallout
Oil rallies as drop in domestic crude supplies, hurricane fears lift U.S. prices past $70
US chemical investments linked to affordable gas surpass $200 billion
Study Suggests Pipeline Delay Worries Among Permian Producers
Big crude draw pushes oil higher
U.S. oil to flow abroad as glut concerns swell discount to Brent
Iran Resorts to Storing Oil in Fleet of Supertankers. Again
Report: Permian surge on oil hedging shows fear of pipeline shortages
Port of Corpus Christi clashing with private crude oil export terminal
No swift Iran refund for Total: minister
U.S. energy chief to meet Russian, Saudi counterparts ahead of Iran sanctions
Permian oil auction gets record $1 billion as bidding soars
Iran completes facility to build centrifuges: nuclear chief
Iran rockets Kurdish parties' headquarters in Kurdistan Regionís Koya
Khamenei urges Iran's military to 'scare off' enemy
Saudis ramp up oil exports into the U.S. as a response Trump
Protesters storm Iranian consulate in Iraq's Basra
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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