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Permian Basin Uses Record Number of Domestic Rigs

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Bloomberg
May 12, 2014

The number of rigs targeting oil in the U.S. climbed during the first full week of May as energy producers used a record number to drill in Texas’s Permian Basin, the nation’s biggest onshore crude play, Bloomberg news said May 9.

Oil rigs rose by one to 1,528, data posted on Baker Hughes Inc.’s  (NYSE: BHI) website showed. The gas count was unchanged at 323, the

Houston-based field services company said. Those targeting crude in the Permian gained two to 539, the highest count in data going back to February ...


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