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US rig count jumps 35 last week to 694

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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