US rig count increases by 6 to 1,930
HOUSTON (AP) — The number of rigs actively exploring for oil and natural gas in the U.S. rose by six this week to 1,930 from the previous week. The count had fallen for three consecutive weeks.
Houston-based oilfield services company Baker Hughes Inc. reported Friday that 1,429 rigs were exploring for oil and 498 were searching for gas. Three were listed as miscellaneous. A year ago, Baker Hughes listed 1,920 rigs.
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