US drops 26 to 1,800 rigs exploring for oil, gas; ND loses six
The number of rigs actively exploring for oil and natural gas in the U.S. dropped this week by 26 to 1,800. Of the major oil- and gas-producing states, Texas dropped 20 rigs, Colorado lost seven, North Dakota decreased by six, Alaska and California each lost two, while New Mexico decreased by one.Word count: 122
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