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Weekly US oil, gas rig count up by 13 to 1,971

Published 06/15/2012

The number of rigs actively exploring for oil and natural gas in the U.S. is down by 13 this week to 1,971. Houston-based oilfield services company Baker Hughes Inc. reported Friday that 1,405 rigs were exploring for oil and 562 were looking for gas. Four were listed as miscellaneous. A year ago this week, Baker Hughes reported 1,860 rigs.

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