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U.S. oil and gas rig count rises by most since January

Christian Fernsby |
U.S. energy firms this week added the most oil and natural gas rigs since January.

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The oil and gas rig count, an early indicator of future output, rose for the fifth week in a row, increasing 13 to 282 in the week to Oct. 16, Baker Hughes said.

The total rig count fell to a record low of 244 rigs during the week ended Aug. 14, while oil rigs alone fell to a 15-year low at 172 in the same week, according to Baker Hughes.

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