Oil rig count falls in Oklahoma

Saturday, August 20th 2005, 7:00 am
By: News On 6

HOUSTON (AP) -- The number of rigs actively exploring for oil and natural gas increased nationwide this week, but fell in Oklahoma.

Houston-based Baker Hughes says the number of active rigs in the United States increased by four this week while the number in Oklahoma declined by four.

In other major oil- and gas-producing states, Texas gained five rigs and Wyoming two. Colorado and California each gained one rig, while Louisiana lost one.

The number in Alaska and New Mexico are unchanged.

Baker Hughes has kept track of the rig count since 1944.