US Drops 25 Oil and Gas Rigs This Week

US Drops 25 Oil and Gas Rigs This Week
This marks the third consecutive week of rig declines for the US.

The United States dropped a whopping 21 oil rigs this week, marking the third consecutive week of declines and the biggest drop since early 2016, according to data compiled by Baker Hughes, a GE Company.

In addition to the oil rig decline, gas rigs dipped by four.

The states who saw the bulk of the declines were Texas and Oklahoma, who lost 11 and 10 rigs, respectively. California lost three rigs, Kansas and Louisiana each lost two and Colorado and Pennsylvania each lost one.

The following states all added one rig: Alaska, New Mexico, North Dakota, Ohio, West Virginia and Wyoming.

In regard to basins, the Permian saw the deepest declines this week, dropping seven rigs. The Granite Wash dropped three rigs, while the Mississippian lost one.

Rig gains included Cana Woodford (five) and the Ardmore Woodford, Eagle Ford, Haynesville and Marcellus all added one rig.

This week’s total rig count is 1,050. It’s still 114 higher than the rig count one year ago, which was 936.


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