Slight growth in rig numbers nationally while Oklahoma is unchanged

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The latest figures from Baker Hughes showed an increase of 3 rigs to bring the national rig numbers to 765 while in Oklahoma, the count was unchanged from a week ago.

Oklahoma’s count stayed at 65, more than double the 31 rigs reported in the state a year ago.

Nationally, the new figures showed the number of oil rigs grew by four to 605 while the number of gas rigs declined one to 158. The U.S. count is 257 more than a year ago when there were 508 active oil and gas rigs. The increase in the past year included 195 more oil rigs and 61 gas rigs.

Texas saw a gain of two to reach 371 while New Mexico numbers were unchanged at 106 and North Dakota stayed at 37. Louisiana gained one for a total of 65 rigs. Other states saw no changes in the past week as Colorado was unchanged at 21, Ohio at 11, Pennsylvania at 23, Utah at 12, West Virginia at 13 and Wyoming with 20 rigs.

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Of the oil plays, the Permian added 3 new rigs for a total of 348. The Haynesville also saw an addition of one rig to reach 70 rigs.

The Ardmore Woodford picked up two to reach a total of 3 rigs while the Arkoma Woodford stayed at 6 and the Cana Woodford declined by two to 22 rigs.

The Barnett stayed at 3. The D-J Basin was unchanged at 17 and the rig count in the Eagle Ford dropped by two to 70. The Marcellus stayed at 35 rigs and the Mississippian continued with only one rig.

The Utica saw no change with its 12 rigs while the Williston was unchanged at 39 rigs.