Including activity declines in the Haynesville Shale, the U.S. natural gas rig count skidded to 110 for the week ended Friday (April 5), down two week/week, updated numbers from Baker Hughes Co. (BKR) show.

Total active U.S. natural gas rigs finished the week well shy of the 158 rigs running at this time a year ago, according to the BKR numbers, which are based partly on data from Enverus.

Oil drilling increased by two rigs domestically for the period. Including a decline of one miscellaneous rig, the combined U.S. rig count dropped one unit overall for the period to finish at 620, versus 751 in the year-ago period.

Domestic changes for the week included a one-rig decline in land drilling, with the Gulf of Mexico count steady at 18. Directional rigs increased by one overall...