TX Rig Count Down 2 this Week 8/10/13
August 10, 2013
HOUSTON (AP) - Oilfield services company Baker Hughes Incorporated says the number of rigs actively exploring for oil and natural gas in the U.S. decreased by four this week to 1,778.
The Houston-based company said in its weekly report Friday that 1,385 rigs were exploring for oil and 386 for gas. Seven were listed as miscellaneous. It also says Texas and New Mexico shut down two rigs this week.
West Texas Intermediate crude climbed over two percent Friday to close the week at $106.07 a barrel.