The number of drill rigs working onshore in the Lower 48 States last week rose less than 1%, led by an 8-unit increase in Texas, the weekly Baker Hughes rig survey reveals.
At Aug. 7, the number of rigs working onshore excluding Alaska and Hawaii totaled 832, up from 826 on July 31, Kallanish finds.
Looking at week-to-week comparisons, 12 areas of the country tracked by Baker Hughes reported an uptick in rigs working, while 11 areas recorded a drop, and another 11 areas saw no change.
Texas, where 46% of all Lower 48 onshore rigs are working, reported eight more rigs working last week compared to two weeks ago.
The state is divided into 12 areas for the Baker Hughes weekly survey. Last week, three in-state areas each reported a one-rig decrease, another three reported no change, and six areas recorded an increase in working rigs.
Excluding Texas, Kansas reported the largest increase in working rigs, three, moving to 10 rigs drilling, up from seven one week earlier.
The biggest decrease in working rigs last week was in Pennsylvania, down three rigs to 39, according to Baker Hughes.
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