Alaska activity up 80%
Drilling activity in the U.S. was flat this week, holding steady at the highest rig count in three years according to Baker Hughes.

The total number of rigs operating in the country was unchanged at 975, though specific subsets saw significant changes. One land and inland waters rig shut down, while two offshore rigs became active. There is now only one inland waters rig operational in the entire U.S., in the swamps of Louisiana. A total of 956 land and 18 offshore rigs are also drilling.

Drilling activity shifted ...


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