The total U.S. rig count fell by six in the week ended January 13, 2017
The U.S. rig count declined for the first time in 12 weeks in the week ended January 13, 2017, according to Baker Hughes Industries (ticker: BHI). The total number of active rigs in the U.S. fell to 659, nine more than at this time last year.

All of the declines came from rigs drilling for oil in the week, with one additional rig targeting gas offsetting the seven oil rigs that were laid down. There are now 529 oil rigs and 135 gas rigs operating in the United States, s...

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