The rig count increases in the Eagle Ford Shale amid a decline:
According to Smith International, the natural gas rig count was down by 11 this week, while the shale count was flat. The natural gas rig hasn’t moved much since May, only gaining 6 rigs to total 977. The Eagle Ford shale play has seen the most activity in recent weeks, up 4 this week to 74, and up 12 over the past two weeks. Three of the rigs were added by Newfield Exploration who added three in Dimitt County (one moved from Maverick).
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