US active rigs down by six

Offshore-drilling-rig07 June 2013, News Wires – The number of oil and gas rigs drilling in the US fell by six this week for a total of 1,765, according to data from Houston-based services giant Baker Hughes.

While oil rigs were off by four for a total of 1,406, gas rigs were flat on 354. The number of rigs classified as “miscellaneous” were off by two, for a total of five.

Oklahoma was the big loser this week, shedding five rigs for a total of 183. Kansas was up one on 27.

Texas gained one unit in total. The Eagle Ford shale was off by four rigs on 305 and the Permian basin gained a pair on 398.

New Mexico was up one on 77, Arkansas was flat on 14 while Louisiana lost for 106. Mississippi was flat on 10.

Colorado gained one for 60. Wyoming gained two for 47. Utah was flat on 33.

North Dakota gained two for 178. Montana gained one for 10. Illinois was flat on four. California lost four rigs for a total of 37.

Pennsylvania lost four rigs this week, falling to 54, off 31 from this time last year. West Virginia was up one on 24. Ohio gained one for 33.

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