Oil and gas rig numbers decline in Oklahoma and U.S.

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The number of active oil and gas rigs across Oklahoma and the U.S. dropped in the past week according to an announcement by Baker Hughes Co.

Oklahoma’s rig count was 59 in the past week, a decline of two from the previous week. A year ago, there were 49 active rigs in the state.

Nationally, the rig count fell by 3 to 755 including a decline of oil rigs by one to 592 while the number of gas rigs dropped by two to 160. The U.S. count is still 82 more than a year ago when the count was 673. In the past year, the number of oil rigs increased by 59 while the number of gas rigs gained 22.

Texas recorded a gain of four to reach 376 rigs while the number in New Mexico fell by four to 104. North Dakota was unchanged at 41 and Louisiana saw a drop of one to 57 rigs.

Kansas remained at 40 rigs according to the Red Top Rig Report while Colorado’s count slipped by one to 19 and Ohio was unchanged at 11 rigs.

Pennsylvania stayed at 24 and also in the unchanged category were West Virginia at 16 and Wyoming at 19.

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The Permian Basin numbers fell by one to 352 while the Eagle Ford was unchanged at 70 and the Haynesville declined by one to 66. The Williston saw no change with its count of 42 rigs.

The Ardmore Woodford stayed at two rigs while the Arkoma Woodford was unchanged at one rig. The Cana Woodford count slipped by one to 31 rigs and the Barnett stayed at one rig.

The D-J Basin continued with 18 rigs while the Granite Wash stayed at six and the Marcellus continued with 40 rigs.

The Mississippi count slipped by one, leaving two rigs and the Utica was unchanged at 11 rigs.