Energy Recap: Another Move Up For The U.S. Rig Count

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Every Friday, Seeking Alpha provides a roundup of insightful opinion and analysis articles in the energy sector.

In this edition, we highlight articles on Atwood Oceanics and NuStar Energy, as well as ask for your take on what's happening in the energy sector.

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Welcome to the latest edition of the Energy Recap. It was a busy week for earnings in the energy sector, with a number of big and small names reporting Q2 2016 results. Now, on to the articles...

Energy Articles of Note

"Atwood Oceanics (NYSE:ATW) - New Contract For 2018" By Vladimir Zernov

"NuStar (NYSE:NS): 93 Million Reasons Why The 9% Yield Is Secure And Quite Attractive" By Michael Fitzsimmons

"Bakken Update: With Big Changes Afoot, A Stronger Industry Could Emerge Long Term" By Michael Filloon

Energy Sector Bankruptcies for the Week Ended July 29, 2016

Here's a list of the most recent bankruptcy announcements in the energy sector:

- Halcon Resources (NYSE:HK) filed on Wednesday, July 27

- Atlas Resource Partners (NYSE:ARP) filed on Thursday, July 28

We should also note that Alpha Natural Resources (OTCPK:ANRZQ) said earlier this week that it has "emerged from Chapter 11 bankruptcy as a smaller, privately-held company."

Feel free to add any that we might have missed in the comments section below.

U.S. Oil Rig Count as of July 29, 2016

As per Baker Hughes, the number of active U.S. oil drilling rigs rose again for its fifth straight weekly gain.

Readers, now it's your turn to discuss what's been happening in this sector. Please share your thoughts in the comments below.

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