The U.S. rig count posted its second double-digit gain in two weeks after adding 10 rigs.

The number of rigs drilling for oil and gas in the United States climbed by 10 to 431 rigs as of July 1 compared to 862 rigs a year ago, according to Baker Hughes.

The oil rig count posted an 11 rig gain and rose to 341 rigs last week, down from 640 rigs a year ago.

The gas rig count fell to 89 rigs after a one rig loss compared to 219 rigs during the same period last year.

The directional rig count fell to 38 rigs after a five rig loss while the horizontal rig count rose to 332 rigs after a seven rig gain.

The vertical rig count jumped to 61 rigs after adding eight rigs.

Oklahoma and Texas each gained four rigs last week and Colorado added two rigs.

Louisiana posted a one rig gain last week while Alaska and New Mexico lost one rig a piece.

Rig counts in Arkansas, California, Kansas, North Dakota, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Utah, West Virginia and Wyoming held steady from last week.

The Permian Basin added the most rigs of any major basin last week after gaining four rigs.

The Cana Woodford and DJ-Niobrara basins each added two rigs last week.

The Barnett Basin added one rig last week while the Eagle Ford Basin lost one rig.

The Canadian rig count was unchanged at 76 rigs after adding one gas rig but losing one oil rig.

The Gulf of Mexico’s rig count fell by two rigs to 18 rigs, down from 29 rigs a year ago.


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