The U.S. rig count grew by 13 in the last week, driven by gains in West Texas’ Permian Basin and Louisiana.
The rig count was at 1,057 in the United States, with Texas losing two rigs overall. The Permian Basin gained five rigs while the Barnett Shale and Eagle Ford Shale each lost one, according to weekly data collected by Baker Hughes, a GE company.
New Mexico added five rigs and Oklahoma and Alaska each added two.
There are 869 rigs now drilling for oil in the U.S., up by 10 from last week. More than half of them — 485 — are located in the Permian Basin, which stretches from West Texas into New Mexico. There are 186 gas rigs and two miscellaneous rigs.
The total count is up from an all-time low of 404 rigs in May 2016.
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