Oklahoma rig count unchanged while national numbers grew

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The number of active oil and gas rigs in Oklahoma was unchanged in the past week while the U.S. count increased by two to reach 758 according to the latest Baker Hughes Co. report.

Oklahoma remained at 63 active rigs, same as a week earlier. Nationally, the count saw no change in the number of oil rigs as numbers remained at 599. The number of gas rigs increased by two to 155.

Nationally, the count is 267 higher than the 491 rigs reported one year ago. Over the past year, there was an increase of 212 oil rigs and 51 gas rigs.
Texas remained at the top of the list with 365 rigs, same as a week ago. New Mexico’s count dropped by one to 109 while North Dakota was unchanged at 36 and Louisiana added two for a total of 64 working rigs.

The Red Top Rig Report put the count in Kansas at 56, two more than a week ago. Colorado stayed at 19 and Ohio continued with 11. Pennsylvania saw no change with its 24 working rigs while West Virginia stayed at 14 and Wyoming was unchanged at 19 working rigs.

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The Permian Basin located in Texas and New Mexico  saw a decline of one, leaving 349 working rigs. The Williston was unchanged at 38.

The Ardmore Woodford dropped by two, leaving two active rigs while the Arkoma Woodford was unchanged at 5. The Cana Woodford added two to reach 29. The Barnett stayed at four and the Eagle Ford grew by on e to a total of 70.

The Granite Wash added one to reach a total of 6b rigs. The Haynesville continued with 68. The Marcellus was unchanged at 38. The Mississippian stayed at one rig. The Utica saw no change with 11 working rigs.