Nation’s drilling rig count dropped along with numbers in Oklahoma

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The nation’s numbers of oil and gas rigs actively pursuing new energy sources dropped by 7 in the past week according to Baker Hughes Co. which released new figures on Friday.

The national count fell to 772 and Oklahoma’s count dropped by 3 to 66. A year ago, there were 49 active rigs in the state.

Nationally, the declined included 3 oil rigs, leaving 618 still in service. The number of gas rigs fell by 43 to 152. The U.S. rig count is still 184 higher than a year ago when the number stood at 588. In the past year, the increase in rigs included 137 more oil rigs and 45 gas rigs.

Texas still has the highest count with 378, which is a gain of 2 from a week ago.  New Mexico’s count of 100 was a drop of 2 in the past week while North Dakota stayed at 39. Louisiana’s count slipped by 2 to 66.

Colorado was unchanged at 21 while Kansas saw a gain of 2 rigs to reach 49. Ohio added one to reach 14 rigs while Pennsylvania numbers fell one to 21. West Virginia remained at 17 and the Wyoming count saw no change at 20 active rigs.

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Of the drilling formations, the Permian Basin remained steady at 353 while the Haynesville saw a decline of 3 to 69 rigs The Eagle Ford saw no change at 71 rigs reported Baker Hughes Co.

The Ardmore Woodford remained at 7 rigs while the count in the Arkoma Woodford dropped one to 2 active rigs The Cana Woodford was unchanged at 26 rigs. The Barnett stayed at 3 and the D-J Basin saw no change with 17 active rigs.

The Granite Wash count added 2 to reach 10 rigs while the Marcellus saw a decline of one to 38 rigs. The Mississippian count grew by one to 3. The Utica added one to reach 14 rigs while the Williston was unchanged at 42 rigs.