26 September 2014, News Wires – The number of oil and gas rigs operating in the US was flat on 1931 for the second week in a row, according to Houston-based services giant Baker Hughes.
In a mirror image of last week, the number of oil-directed fell by nine while the number of gas rigs rose by nine, for totals of 1592 and 338, respectively.
The Eagle Ford shale in South Texas showed the only increase in rigs for the week, adding two for 207. That was 22 fewer than a year ago.
There were four fewer rigs drilling in the Permian basin in West Texas, the biggest rig movement among basins and leaving the continent-leading region with 556 units.
The Barnett gas shale in North Texas lost three rigs for 22.
The Marcellus and the Mississippian each lost a rig for totals of 80 and 77, respectively. The Arkoma Woodford also lost a rig for a total of seven. Every other basin was flat on the week.
Wyoming was the big gainer among states, adding three for 60. New Mexico added a pair for 101.
Oklahoma lost two for 213 and Texas lost three for 897.
California lost one for 45. Alaska was up one on 11.
The US Gulf of Mexico added one rig for 59.
Canada gained 52 for 429.