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Weekly U.S oil, gas rig count up 11 to 1,984

Published 03/16/2012

The number of rigs actively exploring for oil and natural gas in the U.S. is up by 11 this week to 1,984. The Houston-based oilfield services company Baker Hughes Inc. reported Friday that 1,317 rigs were exploring for oil and 663 for natural gas. Four were listed as miscellaneous. A year ago this week Baker Hughes reported 1,720 active rigs.

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