US rig count up by six

Oil drilling rigs14 June 2013, News Wires – The number of rigs drilling for oil and gas in the US rose by six this week for a total of 1,771, according to data from Houston-based services giant Baker Hughes.

The oil-directed rig count rose by seven to total 1,413 – eight more than a year ago. Gas-directed rigs fell by one for 353, a loss of 209 such rigs compared to this time in 2012.

Louisiana had the biggest increase this week, adding three for a total of 109.

Texas was not far behind, adding two for a total of 846. The Eagle Ford shale play in South Texas lost three rigs for 302. The Permian basin in West Texas added one fig for 399.

New Mexico lost one for 76. Oklahoma was flat on 183. Kansas was flat on 27.

Colorado was up two on 62. Wyoming lost one for 46. Utah was up one on 34.

North Dakota was flat on 178. Montana was flat on 10.

Pennsylvania was flat on 54. West Virginia shed two for a total of 22.

Ohio lost one for 32. California was up one on 38. Alaska was down one on six.

– Upstream

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