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U.S. oil rig count rises for 9th straight week

Staff Writer | March 17, 2017
The US oil-rig count rose this week by 14 to a total of 631, oilfield-services company Baker Hughes said.
Oil rig count rises again
Oil exploration   The gas-rig count rose by six to 157
The gas-rig count rose by six to 157. One miscellaneous rig was brought online, and so the total rig count rose by 21 to 789.

Last week, the oil-rig count rose by eight and the gas rig count increased by five. One miscellaneous rig was taken offline.