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State rig count off one; U.S. total up seven

Dec 16, 2013 - The Associated Press

HOUSTON -- Oilfield services company Baker Hughes Inc. says the number of rigs exploring for oil and natural gas in the U.S. increased by seven this week to 1,782.

North Dakota gained seven rigs, Texas gained six, Colorado gained four and Kansas and Pennsylvania each gained one.

Oklahoma lost six rigs, Utah lost five and California, Louisiana, West Virginia and Wyoming each lost one. Alaska, Arkansas, New Mexico and Ohio were unchanged.

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