Rigs drilling for oil rose by 8 this week to total 1410, while the units drilling for gas fell by 19 to total 435. The moves were reflective of an industry-wide push towards oil drilling, as natural gas prices remain stubbornly depressed.
Oklahoma suffered the biggest hit among all the states this week, shedding nine rigs for a total of 191. Kansas also saw a small loss in rigs, losing one for a total of 30. Louisiana lost 2 for 111. Arkansas was flat on 16.
Texas gained one rig for 878. New Mexico lost one for 86.
Colorado added a pair or rigs for 62. Wyoming added one for 50. Utah also added one, for 37.
North Dakota was flat on 181 and Montana was flat on 24, having added three rigs the week before.
Pennsylvania lost two rigs for 63. West Virgina lost one for 27. Ohio was flat on 19.
California lost one rig for 36. Alaska was flat on seven.