978 active rigs is highest count since April 2015
U.S. drilling activity continued to rise this week, with rig counts at the highest levels seen since the downturn began, according to Baker Hughes’ Weekly Rig Count.

The total number of rigs in the country increased by three, meaning there are now 978 rigs operating in the U.S. This is the highest overall rig count since early April 2015, when rig counts were falling sharply during the industry downturn.

Land-based activity saw the largest increase this week, as three such rigs came onlin...

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