There was no change to the United States running rig count in the latest weekly report conducted by Baker Hughes, leaving the overall number at 709 with just one report remaining in fiscal 2015.

While the number did not change, there was a significant swing in the targets of operations. Seventeen gas-focused rigs were laid down within the week, which were offset by 17 oil-focused rigs being added to the fleet. There are now just 168 gas rigs in the United States, marking the lowest in history dating back to 1987. The total, by comparison, re...


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