HOUSTON (AP) — Oilfield services company Baker Hughes Incorporated says the number of rigs actively exploring for oil and natural gas in the U.S. decreased by 12 this week to 1,759. The Houston-based company said Friday in its weekly report that 1,405 rigs were exploring for oil and 349 for gas. Five were listed as miscellaneous. Among the major oil- and gas-producing states, Oklahoma lost five rigs, while Texas and Louisiana shut down three rigs each. The counts for Arkansas and Colorado were unchanged.
Fewer Oklahoma Oil and Gas Rigs
By AP • Jun 22, 2013