U.S. Total Rig Count Rises 26 to 1,713, Baker Hughes Says

Dec. 3 (Bloomberg) -- Oil and natural-gas rigs operating in the U.S. jumped to a 23-month high, gaining 26 to 1,713, according to data published by Baker Hughes Inc. Oil rigs gained 18 to 742, and natural-gas rigs added eight to 961.

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