Baker Hughes: US rig count falls 4 units to 909

The US rig count during the week ended Oct. 27 declined for the tenth time in 13 weeks. Baker Hughes’ tally of active rigs fell 4 units this week to 909. US oil-directed rigs gained 1 rig to reach 737. Gas-directed rigs in the US lost 5 units to 172. There continued to be no unclassified rigs drilling this week.

The US rig count during the week ended Oct. 27 declined for the tenth time in 13 weeks. Baker Hughes’ tally of active rigs fell 4 units this week to 909.

US oil-directed rigs gained 1 rig to reach 737. Gas-directed rigs in the US lost 5 units to 172. There continued to be no unclassified rigs drilling this week.

Land-based rigs were down 4 from a week ago, reaching 888. Unchanged from a week ago, there was 1 rig drilling in inland waters and 20 units drilling offshore in the Gulf of Mexico.

Among the major oil and gas-producing states, Louisiana was down 3 units from last week to 62 rigs. North Dakota and West Virginia lost 2 rigs each to respective counts of 49 and 13. Five states were down 1 rig each: New Mexico, 67; Colorado, 33; Pennsylvania, 31; Alaska, 3; and Kansas, 0.

Four states were unchanged this week: Ohio, 29; California, 14; Utah, 11; and Arkansas, 0.

Oklahoma and Wyoming were up 1 rig each, reaching 125 and 22 rigs working, respectively. Texas gained 5 rigs to reach 441 units.

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