The U.S. natural gas rig count rose two units to 102 for the week ended Friday (Nov. 12) as gains both on land and offshore headlined continued gains in domestic drilling activity for the period, the latest Baker Hughes Co. (BKR) data show.

US rigs Nov 12

Four oil-directed rigs were also added in the United States for the week, lifting the overall domestic tally six units to 556, 244 rigs ahead of year-ago totals. Four rigs were added on land, with two added in the Gulf of Mexico, according to the BKR numbers, which are partly based on data from Enverus.

Seven horizontal rigs joined the patch domestically, alongside two directional units. Partially offsetting was the departure of three vertical rigs.

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