U.S. oil drillers cut rigs for second week in threeStaff Writer | August 3, 2018
U.S. energy companies this week cut oil rigs for a second time in the past three weeks as the rate of growth has slowed over the past couple of months with recent declines in crude prices.
Oil exploration More than half the total oil rigs are in the Permian basin
More than half the total oil rigs are in the Permian basin in west Texas and eastern New Mexico, the nation’s biggest shale oil field. Active units there held steady at 479 for a second week in a row, the same as in early June and the highest since January 2015. ■