US rig count jumps 35 last week to 694

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Baku, January 23, AZERTAC

The number of rigs exploring for oil and natural gas in the U.S. leaped by 35 this week to 694, according to The Associated Press.

A year ago, 637 rigs were active.

Houston oilfield services company Baker Hughes Inc. said that 551 rigs sought oil and 142 explored for natural gas last week.

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