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US rig count one away from historic low

Baker Hughes, rig count

HOUSTON (AP) — Oilfield services company Baker Hughes Inc. says the number of rigs exploring for oil and natural gas in the U.S. declined by 13 this week to 489, a near record low. The Houston company said Friday that 392 rigs sought oil and 97 explored for natural gas amid depressed energy prices. A year ago, 1,192 rigs were ...

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US rig count down 13 this week to 637

HOUSTON — Oilfield services company Baker Hughes Inc. says the number of rigs exploring for oil and natural gas in the U.S. declined by 13 this week to 637. The Houston firm said Friday 510 rigs sought oil and 127 explored for natural gas amid depressed energy prices. A year ago, 1,633 rigs were active. Among major oil- and gas-producing ...

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US rig count declines by 28 this week to 709

HOUSTON — Oilfield services company Baker Hughes Inc. says the number of rigs exploring for oil and natural gas in the U.S. this week declined by 28 to 709. Houston’s Baker Hughes said Friday that 524 rigs were seeking oil and 185 explored for natural gas. A year ago, with oil prices almost double the prices now, 1,893 rigs were ...

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North Dakota oil output slides 2 percent in September

WILLISTON, N.D. – North Dakota’s daily oil production fell 2 percent in September as slipping crude prices again weighed on the state’s energy industry and forced cuts in the use of drilling rigs and fracking crews. The state produced 1,162,253 barrels of oil per day (bpd) in September, compared with 1,187,631 bpd in August, according to the Department of Mineral ...

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