The U.S. rig count is up 4% over the last month and up 95% in the last year, according to Enverus Rig Analytics. The largest week-over-week changes occurred in the Gulf Coast, where four rigs were added.

All major plays tallied month-over-month increases except the Anadarko Basin, which was flat. The Permian added the most rigs (seven), with an increase of three on the New Mexico side, to 75, and four more on the Texas side, to 162.

The most notable county-level change was in New Mexico’s Lea County, the most active county in the Permian Basin where five rigs have been added. Mewbourne Oil has added the most rigs in Lea County over the last month, with three new rigs bringing its total to seven. Only EOG Resources is running more rigs in Lea at nine, up by two on the month.  Following Lea in terms of activity is Midland County, Texas, where 29 rigs are running.

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