Number of oil and gas rigs increased to 712Staff Writer | January 27, 2017
The number of active oil and gas rigs in the United States increased on Friday by 18 for a total of 712 active rigs, according to Baker Hughes, which is 93 rigs above the rig count a year ago.
Oil exploration 93 rigs above the rig count a year ago
The number of active oil rigs in the United States is now 68 more than the same week last year.
Gas rigs also saw a modest three-rig increase, from 142 last week to 145 this week, which is 24 above the count for the same week last year.
This marks 12 straight increases to the gas rig count. ■