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U.S. rig count is up nine to 1,757, Baker Hughes reports

By Bob Downing Published: July 5, 2013

The U.S. rotary rig count is 1,757 rigs, up nine from the June 28 count, reports Baker Hughes Inc., the Houston-based company that tracks rig counts.

In addition, Canada had 218 works at work, an increase of eight.

Texas leads the list with 835 rigs. That's down 92 from a year earlier.

No. 2 is North Dakota with 177 rigs, followed by Oklahoma with 174 rigs.

Other rig counts are: Louisiana, 103; New Mexico, 78; Colorado, 66; Pennsylvania, 53; Wyoming, 49, California, 40; West Virginia, 25; Arkansas, 14; and Alaska, 8.

Ohio is not on the Baker Hughes list, but the Ohio Department of Natural Resources reports that 32 rigs are working in Ohio.




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