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U.S. rig count down by 2 to 929

Dec. 29, 2017 at 11:02 p.m.

HOUSTON — The number of rigs exploring for oil and natural gas in the U.S. declined by two this week to 929.

That exceeds the 658 rigs that were active this time a year ago.

Houston oil-field services company Baker Hughes reported on Friday that 747 rigs were drilling for oil and 182 for natural gas this week.

Among oil- and gas-producing states, Colorado and Ohio each gained one rig.



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