Rig counts are up in Oklahoma and the rest of the nation

Oil and gas rig counts were up in Oklahoma and across the rest of the nation in the past week.

Oklahoma’s count grew by 2 to reach 139 while nationally, the count was up 7 to reach 1,055. Baker Hughes Co. reported the national count included an increase of 7 oil rigs to reach 867 while the number gas rigs remained at 186. The national count is 119 more than one year ago.

Canada’s count grew by 22 over the past week to hit 226.

Of the oil and gas active states, Texas reported 525 oil and gas rigs, a decline of three from one week ago. Kansas had a count of 43, three less than last week, according to the Red Top Rig Report published by the Independent Oil and Gas Service. Louisiana’s count increased by three to reach 61.

New Mexico has 99 working rigs, down one. North Dakota added one rig to reach 54.

Of some of the oil and gas plays, the Permian in Texas and New Mexico reported 483, one less than last week. The Mississippian count hit four, one more than a week ago. The Williston in North Dakota added one to reach 54. The Eagle Ford in south Texas remained at 78.

The Granite Wash stayed at 13 while the D.J. Niobrara added two to hit 27.