The U.S. rig count crept up by one last week, marking the sixth straight week of gains.

According to Baker Hughes, the number of oil and gas rigs operating in the United States ticked up by one to 464 rigs as of August 5 compared to 884 rigs a year ago.

The oil rig count climbed by seven to 381 rigs, still down from 670 rigs during the same period last year.

The gas rig count slide down to 81 rigs after a five rig loss, down from 213 rigs a year ago.

The directional drill count lost four rigs and slipped down to 44 rigs last week, down from 83 rigs during the same period last year.

The horizontal rig count fell by eight to 362 rigs, compared to 682 rigs a year ago.

The vertical rig count fell to 58 after losing three rigs, down from 129 rigs during the same week last week.

The miscellaneous rig count fell by one rig to two rigs last week.

Louisiana posted the largest rig loss of the major producing states after dropping four rigs.

California, Colorado and West Virginia each lost one rig last week.

Texas posted a three rig gain, the largest gain of any major producing state last week, while New Mexico gained two rigs.

North Dakota and Oklahoma gained one rig a piece last week.

Rig counts in Alaska, Arkansas, Kansas, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Utah and Wyoming held steady from the previous week.

The Permian Basin gained five rigs last week while the Eagle Ford Basin added four rigs last week.

The Barnett, DJ-Niobrara and Marcellus basins lost one rig a piece last week.

The Williston Basin, home of the Bakken shale play, added one rig last week.

The Gulf of Mexico’s rig count fell by two rigs to 17 last week, down from 37 rigs a year ago.

The Canadian rig count climbed to 122 rigs after adding two gas rigs and one miscellaneous rig, compared to 208 rigs a year ago.


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