US rig count increases 15 this week to 824; Texas up 7
The number of rigs exploring for oil and natural gas in the U.S. increased by 15 this week to 824.
A year ago, 450 rigs were active.
Houston oilfield services company Baker Hughes Inc. said Friday that 662 rigs sought oil and 160 explored for natural gas this week. Two were listed as miscellaneous.
Written by The Associated Press