Kansas, Oklahoma, Texas Dist. 7B, 7C, 8, 8A, 9, 10
U.S. rig count relatively stable during the past week; crude futures up.
U.S. energy firms cut the number of oil and natural gas rigs operating to a record low for the 12th consecutive week.
The U.S. rig count last week fell to a record low of 279, as oil and gas production plummets.