Oct. 05–Texas lost 5 drilling rigs last week as the U.S. overall lost two.
The drop in Texas was the largest in the country, according to data in the weekly rig count released by oil service company Baker Hughes. There are 524 active drilling rigs in Texas, 76 rigs more than a year ago.
West Texas’ Permian Basin — which has the largest number of active drilling rigs at 485 — lost one rig, while the Eagle Ford Shale of South Texas also lost one, ending the week at 78.
Alaska, Colorado, and North Dakota each lost one rig. Oklahoma gained two, while Pennsylvania and Kansas each gained one drilling rig.
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