Weekly U.S. oil and gas rig count up by 32
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.Word count: 119
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