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The U.S. drilling rig count dropped 4 units to 1,871 rigs working during the week ended July 18, Baker Hughes said.

There was a five unit decline in land rigs, down to 1,796.

Offshore rigs added a unit to 57.

Rigs drilling in inland waters were unchanged from the prior week at 18.

Gas rigs rose 4 units to 315.

Horizontal drilling rigs jumped 23 units to 1,288 and  directional drilling rigs fell 5 units to 217.

Canada’s rig count rose 66 units to 381.

Most of the gain came in oil rigs, which increased 48 units to 226.

Canada gas rigs increased 18 units to 155.

In the U.S., Texas’s 10 unit drop to 888 was the biggest for any state, with the Permian slipping 7 units to 556 and  Eagle Ford down 6 units to 212.

Williston gained 5 units to 184.

North Dakota and Louisiana each gained 6 units for respective totals of 178 and 113.

Oklahoma and Ohio added 2 units each with an overall count of 200 and 44 respectively.

Colorado gained a single unit to 69.

Wyoming was unchanged from a week earlier at 52.

Also unchanged were Utah at 27, West Virginia at 26, and Arkansas at 11.

Pennsylvania and Kansas were down one unit each to 55 and 30 respectively.

New Mexico and California each lost 2 units to 90 and 42 respectively.

Alaska dropped to 8 units.


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