Friday, July 19, 2013 5:09 pm
US rig count up 11 this week to 1,770
The Associated Press
The Houston-based company said Friday in its weekly report that 1,395 rigs were exploring for oil and 369 for gas. Six were listed as miscellaneous. A year ago there were 1,935 active rigs.
Of the major oil- and gas-producing states, Texas gained nine rigs, Colorado, Oklahoma, West Virginia and Wyoming each gained two and California and Pennsylvania each added one.
Alaska, Arkansas, Kansas, Louisiana, New Mexico, Ohio and Utah each lost one. North Dakota was unchanged.
The U.S. rig count peaked at 4,530 in 1981 and bottomed at 488 in 1999.