Baker Hughes rig count grows nationally but slips in Oklahoma

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Oklahoma’s number of active oil and gas rigs in the past week declined by one while nationally activity picked up according to Baker Hughes Co.

The firm released its weekly rig numbers on Friday showing Oklahoma’s count dropped by one to 27, still three times more than the 9 rigs reported active in the state last year at this time.

Across the U-S, the rig count increased by 9 to 470. Baker Hughes said the number of oil rigs increased by 8 to 373 while the number of gas rigs rose by on e to 97.

The US rig count is still 204 higher than a year ago when there were 266. In the past year, the oil rig count grew by 184 and the number of gas rigs increased by 22.

The count in Texas increased by 2 in the past week to 221. Colorado’s numbers grew by one to 10. Louisiana was unchanged at 52. New Mexico stayed at 75 while North Dakota saw an increase of one to 17 rigs.

Ohio saw its numbers grow by one to 9 working rigs while Pennsylvania’s count went up 2 to 18. West Virginia dropped 3 to 9 while Wyoming’s count increased by 3 to 10.

The number of active rigs in Kansas increased by 3 to 26 according to the Red Top Rig Report published by the Independent Oil and Gas Association in Wichita, Kansas.

Oklahoma’s Ardmore Woodford stayed at 2 rigs while the Arkoma Woodford remained at one.

The Granite Wash numbers grew by one to 2 active rigs. The Permian Basin count increased by on e to 237 while the D-J Basin in Colorado added 3 to a total of 9 rigs.

The Eagle Ford of South Texas dropped by one to 32 while the Haynesville was unchanged at 49. The Marcellus count slipped by one to 27. The Utica count increased by one to 9 and the Williston grew by on e to 17 working rigs.