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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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Gas, oil rigs down as Texas takes hit

Texas down 10 in weekly rig count

The number of active rigs searching for oil and gas in the United States dropped down 14 from last week for a total of 650 rigs. Texas saw the steepest decline, as seven rigs shut down, according to oilfield service company Baker Hughes. Just one oil rig shut down as crude oil prices continue to slump. The total number of ...

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US rig count down 2 this week to 698

HOUSTON — Oilfield services company Baker Hughes Inc. says the number of rigs exploring for oil and natural gas in the U.S. declined by two this week to 698. The Houston firm said Thursday 536 rigs sought oil and 162 explored for natural gas amid depressed energy prices. A year ago, 1,811 rigs were active. Among major oil- and gas-producing ...

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2015 was a roller coaster ride for energy

It has been a rough-and-tumble ride for the oil and gas industry in 2015 as prices have continued to search for their “bottom” all year. Even as the New Year looms, prices are sitting around $37 a barrel, their lowest spot since the Great Recession of 2009, according to the DailyFX Market News and Analysis website. Oversupply has wracked oil ...

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US rigs down 9 this week to 700

HOUSTON — Oilfield services company Baker Hughes Inc. says the number of rigs exploring for oil and natural gas in the U.S. declined by nine this week to 700. The Houston firm said Wednesday 538 rigs sought oil and 162 explored for natural gas amid depressed energy prices. A year ago, 1,840 rigs were active. Among major oil- and gas-producing ...

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US rig count stable this week, holds at 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 held steady at 709. Houston’s Baker Hughes said Friday that 541 rigs were seeking oil and 168 explored for natural gas. A year ago, with oil prices more than double current prices, 1,875 rigs were active. ...

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U.S. regulators seek more concessions to OK Halliburton-Baker Hughes deal

Various Halliburton equipment being stored at the equipment yard in Alvarado, Texas June 2, 2015. While giants like Halliburton, Baker Hughes and Schlumberger are weathering the slump by cutting tens of thousands of jobs, small- and medium-sized firms that make up at least half of the nearly $100 billion a year U.S. oil services industry that provides fracking sand and specialized chemicals for fracking have been hit far harder than their large, cash-rich rivals by the downturn, experts say. Picture taken on June 2, 2015. REUTERS/Cooper Neill - RTX1GZSL

Halliburton Co <HAL.N> and Baker Hughes Inc <BHI.N> said U.S. antitrust officials were not satisfied with the concessions they offered to win approval for their proposed merger, and that officials said they would assess further proposals. The two oilfield service providers said it was unlikely they would be able to settle with the U.S. Department of Justice by Tuesday, the ...

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