Report: Number of oil, gas rigs increased last week

11/8/2009 | Wall Street Journal, The

The continued rise in drilling activity in the U.S. prompted an increase in the number of oil and gas rigs last week, according to oilfield services company Baker Hughes. Compared with the week before, the number of total rigs last week increased by nine, to 1,078, while the number of gas rigs increased by six, to 734, the company reported.

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