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US rig count increases by 10 this week to 1,764

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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. rose by 10 this week to 1,764. The Houston-based company said in its weekly report on Friday that 1,403 rigs were exploring for oil and 354 for gas. Seven were listed as miscellaneous. A year ago there were 1,965 rigs. Of the major oil- and...