The U.S. rig count dropped by 29  across the country last week.

According to Baker Hughes, the number of oil and gas rigs drilling in the United States fell to 809 during the week ending on October 2, down from 1,922 rigs operating during the same time last year.

The oil rig count plummeted to 614 rigs after a 26 rig loss, a huge fall from the 1,591 rigs drilling for oil last year.

Gas drillers only dropped two rigs last week, sending the gas rig count down to 195 rigs.

The horizontal rig count posted a 20 rig loss and dropped to 609 rigs, about half of the 1,341 horizontal rigs operating during the same week last year.

The vertical rig count ticked down by six rigs and the directional drill count lost three rigs.

Arkansas, Kansas, Ohio and West Virginia each added one rig last week.

Rig counts in Utah and Wyoming held steady from last week while California and North Dakota lost one rig each.

Drillers in Alaska dropped two rigs and Colorado and Pennsylvania lost three rigs a piece.

Louisiana and New Mexico lost four rigs each.

Oklahoma recorded an eight rig loss and Texas lost six rigs after drillers dropped five rigs in the Permian Basin and three rigs in the Eagle Ford Basin.

The Marcellus Basin lost two rigs and the Williston Basin, home of the Bakken shale play, lost one rig.

The Cana Woodford and DJ-Niobrara basins lost three rigs each.

The Gulf of Mexico lost two rigs, pulling the area’s count down to 29 rigs compared to 59 rigs last year.

Canada gained three rigs after oil drillers in the country added four rigs and gas drillers dropped one rig.


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