The U.S. rig count rose by 10 in the last week, according to Enverus Rig Analytics, marking the eighth week in a row energy firms in the U.S. have added oil and natural gas rigs.

Overall, the rig count is down less than 1% in the last month and down 50% year-over-year.

The eight weeks of additions were the most since November when the rig count climbed for nine weeks in a row. Despite gains in recent months, the count was still 423 rigs, or 53%, below this time last year. Week-over-week, the basins adding the most rigs were Appalachia (three) and the Permian (two). In the Gulf Coast’s Haynesville play, the monthly average has also increased every month since June.

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