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Rig Count News - February 16, 2018  U.S. rig count is unchanged. Rigs targeting oil are up 7 and gas rigs are down 7. Canadian rig count was down 7 rigs with oil down 3 and gas down 4. Follow the link for detailed tables and graphs of U.S. and Canada.
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Coal, CO2 and Limitations of Energy Policy

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 February 22, 2018
NYMEX Light Sweet Crude +1.09 $62.77
ICE Brent
+0.97 $65.39
RBOB Gasoline NY Harbor +0.0084  $1.7657
Heating Oil NY Harbor +0.0204  $1.9527
NYMEX Natural Gas -0.025 $2.634
Links to Oil, Gas, Energy Prices, News & Issues:
Oil Rises On Surprise US Inventory Drop; Output Flat At 10.3 Million
Oil edges up on drop in US inventories, but surge in exports caps gains
U.S. Oil Boom Tempts Saudis to Consider American Crude Sale
Exxon nears final approval of Beaumont oil refinery expansion
Oil Declines as Spare U.S. Supplies Menace OPEC's Anti-Glut Plan
Venezuela says launch of 'petro' cryptocurrency raised $735 million
Saudi Arabia's Gift To America's Shale Producers: A Supertanker And An IPO
Operators Race to Build Pipelines as Permian Nears Takeaway Capacity
US Oil Exports Go Up a Gear as Supertanker Sets Sail for China
Saudi Arabia Is Taking a Harder Line on Oil Prices
For timing of Aramco IPO, watch forward oil price curve
Iran denies 'hegemon' plans, denounces Saudi and Israel
Jet Fuel Market Strongest in Years as Frozen Asia Needs Heating
Iran must pay for regional meddling, Saudi minister says
Crude Oil and Natural Gas Rig Count: U.S. 0, Canada -7, International -21
OPEC looks at oil capacity buffers to counter dollar-induced price upswings
Maduro Claims Venezuela Lifted Oil Production By 250,000 Bpd
China's apparent oil demand growth set to slow down after high growth in 2017
Gulf States Pledge Billions to Rebuild Iraq After Islamic State Defeat
Saudi Arabia to restrain oil exports in March, confident cuts will stabilize market
Putin and Saudi Arabiaís King Salman discuss Syria, political crisis over Doha
Shale Industry May Finally See Some Profits
KSA plans to double natural gas production in next 10 years
Oil Dips as Industry Data Shows U.S Crude, Gasoline Stock Build
Pioneer to divest of assets to become Permian pure-play operator
Federal oil and gas lease sales highest in 10 years
Venezuela's Oil Output Crash Is Costly for US Refiners
US Charges 5 Ex-Venezuelan Officials in PDVSA Bribe Case
Shale surge? No problem, says OPEC
U.S. oil benchmark ends below $60 a barrel for first time in 2018
U.S. budget deal will trim the nationís oil reserve by 15%
Two OPEC Nations Set to Open Giant Fields. At What Cost to Deal?
Oil prices fall to multiweek lows as U.S. crude stockpiles climb a second week
Britain's Forties oil pipeline unexpectedly shut
Production begins from Stampede field in US Gulf of Mexico
Crude Eases Losses as Industry Sees Surprise API Stockpile Decline
Oil dips as dollar rises to highest in a week
Oil slides as stronger dollar, rising US output weigh
Europe shuns Russian oil as boost of Chinese flows hits quality

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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