U.S. energy firms added the highest number of oil rigs in a week since January 2020 as higher oil prices in recent months have prompted drillers to return to the wellpad.

U.S. oil rigs rose by 13, the biggest weekly increase since January 2020, to 337 this week, their highest since April 2020, and gas rigs fell one to 91. According to Enverus, the largest week-over-week increase was in the Gulf Coast, where eight new rigs were added, primarily in the Eagle Ford Shale. The Eaglebine play in the Gulf Coast region increased by three to five rigs running currently.

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