Rig Count Down in Oklahoma

Jun 2, 2012

HOUSTON (AP) — The number of rigs actively exploring for oil and natural gas in the U.S. is down three this week to 1,980.

Houston-based oilfield services company Baker Hughes Incorporated reported Friday that 1,386 rigs were exploring for oil and 588 were looking for gas. Six were listed as miscellaneous.

Of the major oil- and gas-producing states, Texas gained six rigs while California, New Mexico and North Dakota each were up one.

Oklahoma declined by seven rigs; Louisiana and Pennsylvania by two each; Alaska and West Virginia by one apiece.

The rig counts for Arkansas, Colorado and Wyoming were unchanged.

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