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US rig count drops 4 this week to 1,757

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HOUSTON (AP) — Oilfield services company Baker Hughes Inc. says the number of rigs actively exploring for oil and natural gas in the U.S. dropped by four this week to 1,757. The Houston-based company said in its weekly report Friday that 1,333 rigs were actively exploring for oil and 420 for gas. Four were listed as miscellaneous. A year ago, Baker Hughes counted 1,989 working rigs. Of the...

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