After weeks of small ups and downs, upstreams in the United States managed to add 10 new rigs last week.
According to Baker Hughes, the number of rigs looking for oil and gas jumped to 884 last week, up 10 rigs from last week but still 1,024 fewer rigs compared to the same time last year.
The number of rigs drilling for natural gas climbed by four to 213 rigs while the number of rigs drilling for oil ticked up by six to 670 rigs, only a fraction of the 1,588 oil rigs operating a year ago.
The horizontal rig count rose to 672 rigs after adding eight rigs last week, down from 1,317 horizontal rigs drilling a year ago.
The directional drill count dipped by one rig down to 83 rigs and the vertical rig count ticked up to 129 rigs after adding three rigs.
California and North Dakota each added one rig last week while West Virginia added two rigs.
Drillers in Kansas added three rigs and Louisiana added four rigs.
Colorado recorded a two rig loss last week.
Rig counts in Alaska, Arkansas, New Mexico Oklahoma, Utah, and Wyoming held steady from last week.
Texas was the big winner last week after seeing its rig count climb by eight to 383 rigs compared to the 908 rigs operating in the state during the same time last year.
The Permian Basin, located in Texas, saw its rig count jump to 254 rigs after adding six rigs, still down from 560 rigs during the same period last week.
The number of rigs drilling in the Gulf of Mexico rose to 37 rigs after a three rig gain, down from 60 rigs drilling in the play at the same time last year.
The total number of rigs drilling for oil and gas in the North American climbed to 1,092 rigs last week after adding three rigs, still only a fraction of the 2,295 rigs drilling during the same time last year.