The U.S. natural gas rig count held steady at 121 for the week ended Friday (Feb. 16), while a decline in oil activity lowered the combined domestic drilling tally two units to 621, according to updated figures from Baker Hughes Co. (BKR).

Land drilling went unchanged week/week in the United States, while the Gulf of Mexico saw two rigs exit to finish with 17, flat year/year. Three directional rigs were sent packing domestically for the period, while one vertical rig was added.

The 621 active U.S. rigs as of Friday compares with 760 rigs running in the year-earlier period, according to the BKR numbers, which are partly based on data from Enverus.

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