WY Adds Oil Rigs, Expands Drilling

Posted September 2, 2014 at 5:05am

The Casper Star Tribune reports that “Wyoming and the country are heading in opposite directions, at least as far as drilling rigs are concerned.”  

“Baker Hughes, the Houston-based oil services firm, reported that the number of drilling rigs nationally fell by 17 for the week of Aug. 22. The number of oil rigs fell by 25 for the week, the biggest weekly decline since December 2012.”  

“Wyoming, meanwhile, continued to add to its fleet of drillers looking for oil and gas. The state added one more rig to its numbers last week, ending at 56 total. That was up nearly 11 percent over the same period last year, when Wyoming had 46 rigs.”