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Weekly U.S. oil and gas rig count up by 32

Published 12/16/2011

The number of rigs actively exploring for oil and natural gas in the U.S. increased by 32 this week to 2,019. Houston-based drilling product provider Baker Hughes Inc. reported Friday that 1,196 rigs were exploring for oil and 818 for natural gas. Five were listed as miscellaneous. A year ago this week Baker Hughes reported 1,709 active rigs.

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