US loses 13 rigs

Rig count: US loses 13 units

The count of rigs drilling in the US dropped by 13 this week to 1758, according to weekly data from Houston-based service firm Baker Hughes.

The tally for oil rigs dropped by 16 to 1371 while the number drilling for gas grew by two to 379.

Several drilling powerhouses saw losses over the week, with Texas' count dropping by 11 to 837. Oklahoma also shed five rigs for a total of 180.

New Mexico dropped by two rigs to 78, as did North Dakota to 176.

Wyoming also shed a pair of rigs to 40, as well as Ohio, to 30 units and Alaska, to eight.

Utah added three rigs for a total of 31. Mississippi also gained a trio for a total of 13.

Colorado and California each added two for totals of 41 and 61 respectively.

Louisiana and Pennsylvania each gained a rig for totals of 108 and 60 respectively.


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