More gains made in US rig count

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While Oklahoma’s rig count was unchanged at 21 in the past week, the US count rose by 8 to hit 448.

Baker Hughes Co. reported the national count included a growth of 2 oil rigs to 344 while the number of gas rigs increased by 7 to 103.

The US count is 74 higher than a year ago when there were 374 rigs. In the past year, the nationwide count’s growth included 52 more oil rigs and 23 gas rigs.

Oklahoma’s count of 21 active rigs compares to 13 a year ago. Texas saw an addition of 5 rigs to reach 217 while a year ago, the state had 173 rigs.

Colorado’s count was unchanged 15 10 while Louisiana saw an addition of 3 rigs to reach 52. New Mexico remained at 70 while North Dakota’s numbers were unchanged at 15 working rigs.

Ohio was unchanged at 10 rigs while Pennsylvania added one to reach 19. West Virginia stayed at 11 rigs and Wyoming continued with four rigs.

Oklahoma’s Woodford plays, according to Baker Hughes still had no rig activity. The D-J Basin in Colorado was unchanged at 7 rigs.

The Eagle Ford of South Texas fell by one to 33. The Granite Wash in Oklahoma stayed at 3 rigs. The Haynesville added 4 rigs to reach 49.

The Marcellus added one to reach 30 working rigs. The Permian Basin in West Texas and Southeast New Mexico saw a growth of 5 rigs to reach 229.

The Utica stayed at 10 rigs while the Williston was unchanged at 15.