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Contributed by NAMPA / Associated Press.
National rig count jumps by 13; Louisiana gains 6 rigs<
HOUSTON (AP) - The number of rigs exploring for oil and natural gas in the U.S. has jumped by 13 this week to 1,057.
At this time a year ago there were 949 active rigs.
Houston oilfield services company Baker Hughes reported Friday that 869 rigs drilled for oil this week and 186 for gas. Two were listed as miscellaneous.
Among major oil- and gas-producing states, Louisiana gained six rigs and New Mexico in ...