The number of natural gas drilling rigs working in the U.S. fell by 29 in the latest week to...

|By:, SA News Editor

The number of natural gas drilling rigs working in the U.S. fell by 29 in the latest week to 389, near a 14-year low, while oil rigs climbed by 30 to 1,354, according to the latest Baker Hughes rig count. Gas rigs have shrunk to almost a fourth of their Sept. 2008 peak as a supply glut pushed prices to 10-year lows and drove energy producers toward more profitable oil and liquids-rich plays.