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Texas Rig Count Proves Again: The Bigger They Are...

The count of active rigs drilling for either oil or natural gas in the Lone Star State busted below the 400 barrier in the latest Baker Hughes Inc. rig count as the rout continued in the nation's oil patch. The U.S. crude-directed rig count fell 31 to 703 in the latest count. Read More

Rigs: One More Count Away From Down by Half?

If the Baker Hughes Inc. rotary rig count for North America during the March 23-27 week drops by 113, the tally of active rigs will be half of what it was a year ago. The count for the week ending March 20 shows a decline of 136 rigs in North America at 1,209 active, and that's down 983 from one year ago. Read More

EIA Says NatGas Reserves Up 10%; North Dakota Passes GOM in Crude

U.S. natural gas proved reserves increased nearly 10% and reached a record 354 Tcf in 2013, according to the U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA). Meanwhile, North Dakota's crude oil and lease condensate proved reserves surpassed those of the federal Gulf of Mexico (GOM), ranking it second only to Texas among U.S. states. Read More