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Rig Count News July 30, 2021  U.S. rigs were down 3 for the week. Rigs targeting oil were down 2 gas rigs down 1 and unclassified rigs were unchanged. Canadian rig count was up 4.. Oil is unchanged, gas drilling up 4 and unclassified rigs were unchanged. International rig count for March is up 14. Follow the link for detailed tables and graphs.
Oil Futures Price Went Negative Excerpts from our Energy Economist newsletter looking at the first time in history that oil futures closed with a negative price: "I'll pay you $40 per barrel if you take my crude -  April 21, 2020."
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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.
Links to oil, gas and general energy news and information
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Crude Oil, Gasoline and Natural Gas Futures Prices

NYMEX Prices for August 4, 2021
NYMEX Light Sweet Crude
ICE Brent -2.03
RBOB Gasoline NY Harbor
Heating Oil NY Harbor
NYMEX Natural Gas
+0.131 $4.158
Links to Oil, Gas, Energy Prices, News & Issues:
Iran's Revolutionary Guard drone commander behind ship attack
Suspected Ship Hijack Ends as Tensions With Iran Soar
Energy Policy Watch: Dispelling Myths Clouding the Future of Pipelines
Oil prices fall on declining Chinese factory output
US, UK turn up heat on Iran for tanker attack
Baker Hughes Crude Oil and Natural Gas Rig Count: U.S.+3, Canada +4 and International +14

Oil Extends Gain From Two-Week High as U.S. Stockpiles Decline
Interior Secretary Accused of Defying Ruling to Resume Oil and Gas Leasing
Native Americans win ruling to join lawsuit against Lithium Americas project
Renewables surpasses coal to become second most used fuel source for Electricity in 2020: EIA
ExxonMobil makes discovery offshore Guyana
Solar developer sues to stop offshore wind farm to protect his views
The USís largest solar farm is canceled because Nevada locals donít want to look at it
US Interior secretary gives no details on restart of lease sales despite court order
Editorial: Pennsylvania State Supreme Court is right to protect Oil and Gas Fund
China's crude throughput to fall in July on independent refiner cuts, quota limits
Brazilís offshore revival seeks to double crude output by 2030
U.S. mulls crackdown on Chinese imports of Iranian oil
US oil, gas rig count jumps 24 to 604 amid recovery confidence from early Q2 calls  Note this is Enverus Rig Count
Iran opens oil terminal to bypass Strait of Hormuz, impact likely limited
Oil Set to End Week Steady as Three-Day Rally Recoups Rout
Analysis: China crackdown could knock crude oil import growth to 20-year low
Iran opens oil terminal to bypass Strait of Hormuz, impact likely limited
Saudi Aramco confirms data breach after $ 50 million cyber ransom request
Oil climbs over 4% on Wednesday despite rise in U.S. inventories
The Saudi Prince of Oil Prices Vows to Drill ĎEvery Last Moleculeí
Iran's Oil-Rich Khuzestan Hit By Fifth Night Of Protests Over Water Shortage
Shell to appeal Dutch court decision mandating faster carbon cuts

Graphs Oil and Natural Gas Prices
Futures Prices Spot Prices
NYMEX Crude Oil Brent & WTI Cushing
Brent Crude Oil Brent / WTI Price Spread
RBOB Gasoline WTI Cushing, Oklahoma
Heating Oil Brent Spot
NYMEX Natural Gas Gasoline - New York Harbor

Heating Oil - New York Harbor

Natural Gas Henry Hub Louisiana
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