Baker Hughes (ticker: BHI) released its weekly rig count tally on Thursday, July 2 – one day earlier than normal in consideration of the July 4th Independence Day holiday. The United States added three rigs to its fleet in the latest report and now has 862 total. A total of 12 oil-focused rigs joined the fleet, breaking a 29-week decline that extended back to December.

The largest gainers by play were the Eagle Ford and Williston, who each increased their count by three. All remaining plays were very stable, either maintaining the count or a...


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