Increases in onshore, gas drilling help to boost US rig count slightly

Increases in drilling onshore and gas drilling have helped to strengthen the US rig count for the second week in a row. US drilling activity increased by 2 rigs this week, with 749 rigs reported working in the US and its waters, Houston-based Baker Hughes Inc. said Friday. The US active rig count stood at 1,213 a year ago.

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