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Published November 02, 2012, 02:10 PM

US Drops 26 to 1,800 Rigs Exploring for Oil, Gas; ND Loses Six

The number of rigs actively exploring for oil and natural gas in the U.S. dropped this week by 26 to 1,800. Of the major oil- and gas-producing states, Texas dropped 20 rigs, Colorado lost seven, North Dakota decreased by six, Alaska and California each lost two, while New Mexico decreased by one.

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