The number of drilling rigs is use this week drilling for natural gas and oil in the United States dropped by 29.
That number was released on Friday by Texas-based Baker Hughes Inc. that tracks the number.
This week's total is 1,950 rigs.That includes 1,322 rigs for oil and 624 rigs for natural gas. Four were listed as miscellaneous.
A year ago, Baker Hiughes reported there were 1,772 active rigs.
The low price of natural gas has led many drillers to hunt for oil or wet gases instead of dry natural gas.
Chesapeake Energy Corp,the Oklahoma-based firm is the No. 1 driller in Ohio.
Rig Count Interactive Map by Baker Hughes, an energy services company.
Shale Sheet Fracking, a Youngstown Vindicator blog.
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Earthjustice, a national eco-group.
People's Oil and Gas Collaborative-Ohio, a grass-roots group in Northeast Ohio.
Concerned Citizens of Medina County, a grass-roots group.
No Frack Ohio, a Columbus-based grass-roots group.
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Pipeline, blog from Pittsburgh Post-Gazette on Marcellus shale drilling.
Allegheny Front, environmental public radio for Western Pennsylvania.