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Drillers in the United States added just over one dozen rigs last week.

According to Baker Hughes, the number of oil and natural gas rigs operating in the United States climbed by 13 to 637 rigs as of December 16 compared to 709 a year ago.

The oil rig count rose by 12 to 498 but was still down from 541 rigs during the same period last year.

The natural gas rig count ticked up by one to 126 rigs compared to 168 rigs in the year ago period.

The directional rig count rose by three rigs to 54, down from 63 rigs a year ago.

The horizontal rig count climbed by nine rigs to 512 rigs compared to 559 rigs during the same period last year.

The vertical rig count rose to 71 after a one rig gain but was still down from 87 rigs a year ago.

Rig counts in Alaska, Arkansas, California, Kansas, Louisiana, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Utah and West Virginia held steady from last week’s levels.

Texas once again posted the largest rig gain of all the major producing states last week with a 14 rig gain pushing the state’s rig count up to 317 compared to 320 rigs a year ago.

Colorado saw its rig count rise to 27 rigs after a one rig gain, up from 25 rigs a year ago.

New Mexico’s rig count rose to 32 rigs after a two rig gain, down slightly from 37 rigs during the same period last year.

A two rig loss in Oklahoma dragged the state’s rig count down to 78 rigs compared to 86 rigs a year ago.

North Dakota lost one rig last week, pulling the state’s rig count down to 31 rigs from  58 rigs during the same period a year ago.

Drillers in the Permian Basin added 12 rigs last week, pushing the play’s rig count up to 258 rigs, a substantial increase from 206 rigs a year ago.

The rig count in the Utica Basin held steady from last week at 16 but was still three rigs above the year ago level.

A three rig loss in the Cana Woodford Basin pulled the play’s down to 34 last week compared to 38 rigs a year ago.

The rig count in the DJ-Niobrara Basin held steady from last week and reached the year-ago level at 24 rigs.

The rig count in the Granite Wash Basin also hit the year-ago level after growing by one rig to 14 rigs last week.

The Eagle Ford Basin’s rig count rose to 44 rigs after a one rig gain, down from 77 rigs a year ago.

The Haynesville Basin saw its rig count grow to 27 rigs after a one rig gain compared to 26 rigs a year ago.

The rig count in the Marcellus Basin held steady from last week at 40 rigs, only one rig shy of the year-ago level.

A one rig loss sent the Mississippian Basin’s rig count down to three rigs compared to 11 rigs during the same period last year.

The Williston Basin saw its rig count sink to 31 rigs last week after a one rig loss, down from 58 rigs a year ago.

The rig count in the Gulf of Mexico held steady from last week at 22 rigs compared to 24 rigs a year ago.

Canada’s rig count rose to 230 rigs from 162 rigs a year ago after adding four natural gas rigs and one miscellaneous rig but losing one oil rig.