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December 30, 2016
U.S. oil rig count recovers to end 2016 near year-ago levels
The U.S. oil rig count ended 2016 just below year-ago levels as drillers added rigs this week as part of the biggest recovery since a global...
December 30, 2016 - 7:15pm
April 4, 2016
North Dakota's rig count falls to 29
WILLISTON, N.D. – North Dakota’s drilling rig count fell to 29 over the weekend, the lowest since October 2005, said the Department of Mineral Resources. The number of rigs operating in North Dakota was back to 30 on Monday, but one was scheduled to “stack” or be idle after...
April 4, 2016 - 5:10pm
Port: North Dakota oil rig count under 30
The rig count is a big deal to North Dakota. Each rig comes with a lot of commerce and economic activity around it. There are workers and supplies,...
April 4, 2016 - 3:12pm
Oil drilling rig count at 58 and still falling
WILLISTON, N.D. – North Dakota has fewer than 60 drilling rigs operating in the state for the first time since 2009, about a third of what...
January 4, 2016 - 5:28pm
December 23, 2015
U.S. oil drillers cut rigs again as prices inch up
U.S. energy firms this week cut oil rigs for a fifth week in the last six, data showed on Wednesday, a sign drillers were still waiting for higher prices before returning to the well pad. Drillers removed three oil rigs in the week ended Dec. 23, bringing the total rig count down...
December 23, 2015 - 6:09pm
U.S. oil drillers slow pace of rig cuts
October 23, 2015 - 2:30pm
July 24, 2015
U.S. oil drillers add rigs despite crude price collapse
U.S. oil producers added 21 oil rigs in the past week, the most in over a year, data showed on Friday, suggesting that drillers were moving more aggressively than expected, just before crude prices' latest dive down. Oil producers, who cut rigs in the face of falling prices late...
July 24, 2015 - 1:01pm
July 10, 2015
North Dakota’s May oil production up, rig count still suffering
WILLISTON – Oil companies are drilling faster and focusing on core areas of the Bakken, leading to a surprise increase in North Dakota oil production in May, the state’s top regulator said Friday. The state produced 1.2 million barrels of oil per day in May, a 2.7 percent...
July 10, 2015 - 11:48pm
June 6, 2015
Rig count to bottom out soon, recover at year-end
The U.S. drilling-rig count, which recorded its 26th straight weekly decline this week, is close to bottoming out ahead of a recovery in the second half of the year, mainly in the Permian and Eagle Ford shale plays in Texas, analysts said. Oil prices are expected to hold roughly...
June 6, 2015 - 10:26pm
May 22, 2015
North Dakota rig count stays steady, down 1 this week
North Dakota's rig count was down by one again Friday, staying in line with North Dakota Petroleum Council President Ron Ness comments earlier this week that the number of rigs in the state is leveling off. According to Baker Hughes, the state has 78 rigs. At this time last year,...
May 22, 2015 - 4:05pm
May 16, 2015
U.S. rig count down
HOUSTON — The U.S. rig count has been cut in half from last year. Oil companies had 888 rigs drilling in the country last week, down from 1,861 from last year at the same time, according to Baker Hughes Inc. That number is down 6 rigs from the previous week. A drop in crude prices...
May 16, 2015 - 11:28pm
April 9, 2015
#TBT: From boom to bust
This week's #TBT sounds familiar: a March 4, 1986, A5 story from the Associated Press, "Number of oil rigs drops." Not unlike the current...
April 9, 2015 - 5:20pm
April 2, 2015
Rig count cull eases, approaches low point
NEW YORK — Two weeks of thin declines in the U.S. rig count have raised expectations that drilling activity is nearing a pivotal level that...
April 2, 2015 - 7:08pm
March 27, 2015
Rig decline smallest in 3 months
The number of rigs drilling for oil in the U.S. declined by 12 this week to 813, the smallest decline since December, oil services firm Baker...
March 27, 2015 - 6:57pm
March 6, 2015
Bakken rig count
The U.S. rig count was down 75 rigs from last week to 1192, with oil rigs down 64 to 922, gas rigs down 12 to 268, and miscellaneous rigs up...
March 6, 2015 - 9:49pm