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Rig Count News - July 22, 2016  US rig count is up 15. Oil drilling increased 14 and gas was down 1. Canadian drilling was up 7. Total US rig count is now 58 higher than lowest level since Baker Hughes started reporting the data in 1949. Click on the link for a detailed table and graphs of U.S. Foreign rig count was down 28 in June.
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Oil Price History and AnalysisUpdated 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 July 25,
NYMEX Light Sweet Crude -1.06
ICE Brent -0.97
RBOB Gasoline NY Harbor -0.0279
Heating Oil NY Harbor -0.0342
NYMEX Natural Gas -0.030
Graphs: Oil & Gas Spot and Futures prices
Oil, Gas, Energy Prices, News & Issues:
Large deposits of potentially producible gas hydrate found in Indian Ocean
Angola seen facing oil-related instability
Latin American Central Bankers to Lend $482.5m to Venezuela
Nigeria Talks to Militants as Avengers Strike Gas Pipeline
Opposition Says Venezuela Talks Can Start When Recall Advances
Jailed Leopoldo Lopez denounces Venezuela's government at appeal hearing
Exclusive: Libya oil exports threatened as NOC warns against port deal
Algeria's Tiguentourine gas plant ready for restart
Libya's PFG to start lifting oil terminals blockade over next three days
Crude Oil and Natural Gas Exploration: Rotary Rig Count U.S. +15, Canada +7, International -28
Largest U.S. oil-rig spike of 2016 is bad for prices, good for oil-service firms
Fracklog in the Biggest U.S. Oil Field May All But Disappear
Halliburton reports $148 mln loss from Venezuela operations
Southwestern’s Gas Drilling Revival Said Bad Sign for U.S. Bulls
Saudi Arabia regains top ranking in China crude supply
Iraq oil exports set to rise in July, despite leak
US warns of potential imminent threat to citizens in Jeddah
The ‘secret’ agreement on Iran nuclear deal
Vatican invited to mediate in Venezuela crisis
McDonald's Stops Selling Big Mac in Venezuela due to Bread Shortage
Oil swerves higher with U.S. crude stockpiles down 9 weeks straight
IMF Sees Venezuela With Double-Digit GDP Contraction in 2016
Sinopec Natural Gas Output Jumps as Crude, Refining Slips
China pipeline fire kills two, cuts gas supplies
Russia's energy minister: No discussions about coordination with OPEC on oil output
Production at Libya's Sarir oil field to remain suspended
Venezuela: Former Chavez allies join opposition's push to recall President Maduro
Venezuela opposition says hurdle cleared in push for Nicolas Maduro recall
Libya attack: French soldiers killed in Benghazi helicopter crash
Algeria boosts oil output at two major fields
Oil is on the verge of equilibrium as output declines slow
Aramco privatization: The final nail in the OPEC coffin?
OPEC delegates say Saudi comments show higher oil price desire
Saudi Arabia plans shipbuilding complex to support oil exports
Saudi Arabia Seeks to Create Biggest Tanker Fleet With New Fund
Libya’s Agoco Halts Sarir Oil Field as Protest Shuts Hariga Port
Oil prices slide as market shrugs off Turkey coup bid
Venezuela: Latin America's Next 'Coup'
My Venezuela Nightmare: A 30-Day Hunt for Food in a Starving Land
Oil Rises as Exxon Declares Force Majeure on Nigeria Exports
China's first-half crude output drops to lowest since 2010
Attackers blow up gas pipeline in southwest Nigeria: police
Kuwait mulls partial privatization of its oil industry
Algeria's new energy minister set to focus on gas sector
Statoil, BP Remain Committed to Algeria Despite Violence
Mideast’s record output consolidates Opec share
How Venezuela Fell Apart
IEA Sees Record Middle East Oil Supply as U.S. Output Slumps
Kurdish Rebels, Iran's Revolutionary Guard Renew Decades-old Conflict
Attacks in Saudi Arabia bear hallmarks of Islamic State: CIA head
Libya's UN envoy says army could be regionalized
Oil futures rally as OPEC report forecasts tighter supplies
Venezuela's Maduro Defiant as More Companies Cut Ties with Country
Iran Plans to Double Crude Exports to Regain Market Share
Saudi prince in push for Iran regime change at Paris opposition conference
Shelling, air strikes in Libya siege on Islamic State in Sirte
Reopening Libya Oil Ports Is Newly Unified NOC’s ‘Top’ Priority

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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