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U.S. Natural Gas Drilling Activity Climbs to Open 2022

U.S. Natural Gas Drilling Activity Climbs to Open 2022

The U.S. natural gas rig count rose one unit to 107 for the week ended Friday (Jan. 7) as domestic drilling activity increased modestly to kick off the new year, according to updated figures from oilfield services provider Baker Hughes Co. (BKR). With one oil-directed rig also added for the week, the overall U.S. tally…

January 7, 2022
Permian Activity Eases Lower, But U.S. Drilling Rises Overall

Permian Activity Eases Lower, But U.S. Drilling Rises Overall

Despite a downtick in the Permian Basin, the U.S. rig count inched higher during the week ended Friday (Jan. 7), picking up two units to finish at 588 overall, according to the latest tally from oilfield services provider Baker Hughes Co. (BKR). Gains of one oil-directed rig and one natural gas-directed rig saw the domestic…

January 7, 2022
Natural Gas Drilling Unchanged in U.S. as 2021 Draws to Uneventful Close

Natural Gas Drilling Unchanged in U.S. as 2021 Draws to Uneventful Close

The final days of 2021 proved largely uneventful for U.S. producers as the domestic natural gas rig count went unchanged at 106 for the week ended Friday (Dec. 31), according to the latest numbers from Baker Hughes Co. (BKR). Total oil-directed rigs in the United States similarly held steady at 480. Rig totals on land…

January 3, 2022
U.S. Drilling Activity Steady to Close Out 2021, Latest BKR Tally Shows

U.S. Drilling Activity Steady to Close Out 2021, Latest BKR Tally Shows

Overall drilling activity in the United States held steady to close out 2021, with the combined domestic count finishing unchanged at 586 for the week ended Friday (Dec. 31), according to updated figures published by Baker Hughes Co. (BKR). Total oil-directed rigs in the United States held steady at 480, while natural gas-directed rigs were…

January 3, 2022
FERC Proposes $40M Fine Over Alleged Rover Pipeline Violations; Steps Up Industry Enforcement

FERC Proposes $40M Fine Over Alleged Rover Pipeline Violations; Steps Up Industry Enforcement

FERC plans to fine Energy Transfer Partners LP and subsidiary Rover Pipeline LLC $40 million over alleged violations during work on a 2017 horizontal directional drill (HDD) at the Tuscarawas River in Stark County, OH. The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission handed down a show cause order during last week’s monthly meeting, formalizing its intent to…

December 20, 2021
Natural Gas Drilling Total Declines in U.S.; Canadian Count Down Too

Natural Gas Drilling Total Declines in U.S.; Canadian Count Down Too

The U.S. natural gas rig count fell one unit to 104 for the week ended Friday (Dec. 17), while an expansion in the oil patch lifted the overall domestic count three units to 579, according to updated figures published by oilfield services provider Baker Hughes Co. (BKR). Four oil-directed rigs were added for the week…

December 17, 2021
U.S. Drilling Activity Increases as Permian, Haynesville Add Rigs in Latest Baker Tally

U.S. Drilling Activity Increases as Permian, Haynesville Add Rigs in Latest Baker Tally

The U.S. rig count rose three units to 579 during the week ended Friday (Dec. 17), including upticks in activity in the Permian Basin and the Haynesville Shale, according to the latest tally from oilfield services provider Baker Hughes Co. (BKR). Four oil-directed rigs were added for the week in the United States, partially offset…

December 17, 2021
Permian, Haynesville to Spur Natural Gas Production Growth in January, Says EIA

Permian, Haynesville to Spur Natural Gas Production Growth in January, Says EIA

The Permian Basin and Haynesville Shale will keep domestic natural gas production growing into the new year, according to updated modeling from the Energy Information Administration (EIA). In its latest monthly Drilling Productivity Report (DPR), EIA said it expects natural gas production from seven key U.S. regions — the Anadarko, Appalachia and Permian basins, alongside…

December 13, 2021
Natural Gas Activity Rises as U.S. Drillers Turn in Another Strong Week of Gains

Natural Gas Activity Rises as U.S. Drillers Turn in Another Strong Week of Gains

The U.S. natural gas rig count rose three units to finish at 105 as of Friday (Dec. 10), while more growth in the oil patch rounded out another week of gains in domestic drilling activity, the latest numbers from Baker Hughes Co. (BKR) show. Four oil-directed rigs were added in the United States alongside the…

December 10, 2021
Baker Reports Oil, Natural Gas Drilling Increases as Latest U.S. Tally Rises

Baker Reports Oil, Natural Gas Drilling Increases as Latest U.S. Tally Rises

A result of gains in both oil and natural gas-directed drilling, the combined U.S. rig count climbed seven units to 576 for the week ended Friday (Dec. 10), according to updated figures from Baker Hughes Co. (BKR). Four oil-directed rigs and three natural gas-directed units were added in the United States for the week, putting…

December 10, 2021
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