U.S. energy firms this week added oil and natural gas rigs for the fifth time in six weeks

The number of rigs running in the U.S. rose by 13 as of Sept. 8, according to Enverus Rig Analytics. The largest week-over-week changes occurred in the Anadarko Basin, adding five to reach 53, and the Gulf Coast, rising by four to 71. While the total U.S. active rig count is 116% higher than it was a year ago, rig numbers are still 33% below this time in pre-pandemic 2019.

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