It was a wild week of up and downs as the U.S rig count managed to add one rig despite a slew of drops.

According to Baker Hughes, the number of rigs drilling for oil and gas in the United States jumped by one to 863 rigs as of the week ending on July 10, a steep fall from the 1,875 rigs drilling  a  year ago.

U.S. oil drillers saw their rig count jump by five to 645 rigs last week, down from 1,563 rigs a year ago.

Gas drillers dropped another two rigs and dragged the U.S. gas rig count down to 217  rigs.

The directional drill count fell by nine to 88 rigs while the horizontal count dipped to 654 rigs after a three rig loss.

Vertical drillers added 13 rigs last week, bumping up the U.S. vertical rig count to 121 rigs.

Rig counts in Alaska, Arkansas, Oklahoma, and Wyoming held steady from last week.

Louisiana, Utah and West Virginia each lost one rig last week while California, Colorado and Ohio added one rig a piece.

Kansas and Pennsylvania each lost two rigs last week and North Dakota saw its rig count slide by six to 70, down from 172 rigs drilling in the state during the same time last year.

Texas managed to bump up its count by five to 368 rigs last week despite a four rig loss at the Eagle Ford Basin.

Drillers in the Permian Basin, located in Texas, added seven rigs last week while the Williston Basin, home of the Bakken shale play, lost six rigs last week.

Canadian drillers kept their three week hot streak alive after adding 19 oil rigs and 11 gas rigs last week.

The Gulf of Mexico saw its count climb to 31 rigs after adding two rigs last week, down from 55 rigs a year ago.


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