Posted: Feb 4, 2012 1:01 PM by Sharlee Barriere
The number of rigs actively exploring for oil and natural gas in the U.S. is down 11 this week to 1,997. The Houston-based oilfield services company Baker Hughes reported Friday that 1,245 rigs were exploring for oil and 745 for natural gas. Seven were listed as miscellaneous. Among the major oil- and gas-producing states, Louisiana lost seven.