Texas boasts the two most active spots for oil-and-gas drilling rigs

July 14, 2014
San Antonio Business Journal

The number of rigs exploring for oil and gas in South Texas' Eagle Ford Shale increased by five this week to 218, according to a weekly count by Houston-based oilfield services giant Baker Hughes. 

Texas — the state with the largest number of active drilling rigs — gained two during the week, increasing its total to 898. More than half of those were located in West Texas' Permian Basin, which increased its total by three to 563.

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