Published: 3:46 pm, Sun. Feb. 18th, 2018Updated: 3:45 pm
That exceeds the 751 rigs that were active this time a year ago.
Houston oilfield services company Baker Hughes reported Friday that 798 rigs drilled for oil this week and 177 for gas.
Among major oil- and gas-producing states, Oklahoma increased by five rigs, Alaska gained four and Pennsylvania increased by three. New Mexico decreased by three rigs; Louisiana, Ohio and West Virginia each lost two; and Colorado and North Dakota each decreased by one.
Arkansas, California, Kansas, Texas, Utah and Wyoming were unchanged.