Sign Up for FREE Daily Energy News
 
BREAKING NEWS:
WEC - Western Engineered Containment
Hazloc Heaters
Copper Tip Energy Services
Hazloc Heaters
Copper Tip Energy
WEC - Western Engineered Containment

US rig count rises 8 this week to 885; Texas up 8


HOUSTON — The number of rigs exploring for oil and natural gas in the U.S. rose by eight this week to 885.

A year ago, only 406 rigs were active amid a slump in energy prices.

Houston oilfield services company Baker Hughes Inc. said Friday that 712 rigs sought oil and 172 explored for natural gas this week. One was listed as miscellaneous.

Texas added eight rigs while Colorado, North Dakota, Ohio and Wyoming each added one.

Oklahoma declined by two rigs while Alaska and New Mexico each lost one.

Arkansas, California, Kansas, Louisiana, Pennsylvania, Utah and West Virginia were unchanged.

The U.S. rig count peaked at 4,530 in 1981. It bottomed out last May at 404.

The Associated Press



Share This:



More News Articles


New SHOWCASE Directory Companies

 

Challenger Geomatics
Insight Analytical
Caliper Inspection
CDN Controls
Canline Pipeline Solutions
Environmental Mats
DyCat Solutions
Gemini Fabrication