The number of rigs running in the U.S. rose by six in the past week. The biggest increase last week was in the Anadarko Basin with the addition of five rigs. Over the week, both the Anadarko and Williston basins hit daily 2021 highs.

The most notable drop in the past week, however, was onshore Louisiana, which dropped from 49 to 35 rigs due to Hurricane Ida. Offshore platforms in the U.S. Gulf of Mexico also were evacuated as Ida advanced toward the offshore fields that provide 17% of the nation’s oil production and about 5% of dry natural gas output.

The rig count is up 2% month-over-month and up 115% year-over-year. The Williston Basin add five rigs over the past month.

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