TEXAS - The 825 oil-and-gas drilling rigs active in Texas account for 47 percent of the national total, according to Baker Hughes Inc.
West Texas’ Permian Basin boasts the largest share of Texas’ rigs at 470, while South Texas’ Eagle Ford Shale ranked second with 223.
The most active drilling counties in the Eagle Ford include:
• Karnes, with 29 rigs;
• DeWitt, with 28;
• La Salle, with 27; and
• McMullen, also with 27.
Of the 1,762 active U.S. rigs, 1,385 are drilling for oil.
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