U.S. rig count increased by eight this week to 958

Houston • The number of rigs exploring for oil and natural gas in the U.S. increased by eight this week to 958. Utah’s number was unchanged, Houston-based oilfield services company Baker Hughes said Friday. Its weekly report said 766 rigs sought oil and 192 explored for natural gas this week. A year ago, just 463 rigs were active. Among major oil- and gas-producing states, New Mexico gained four rigs, Oklahoma three and Louisiana, Ohio, West Virginia and Wyoming each gained one. Texas declined ...

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