Rig Count for Jan. 19

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A count on oil and natural gas rigs, as of Friday, operating in Colorado, Wyoming and the U.S. overall, according to Baker Hughes, Inc., a Houston-based energy consulting company:

• Colorado has 51 rigs online — 1 less than Jan. 11, and 22 less than Jan. 20, 2012.

• Wyoming has 48 rigs online — 1 less than Jan. 11, and 3 less than Jan. 20, 2012.

• The U.S. has 1,749 rigs online — 12 less than Jan. 11, and 259 less than Jan. 20, 2012.

Of those rigs:

— 1,679 are working on land, 19 in inland waters, and 51 offshore.

— 1,316 are drilling for oil, 429 for natural gas.

— 180 wells are directional, 1,127 are horizontal, and 442 are vertical.

As of the close of trading Thursday:

• Crude oil closed up $1.67 from a week ago at $95.49 a barrel on the New York Mercantile Exchange.

• Colorado Southeast crude oil closed up $1.75 from a week ago at $82.85 a barrel.

• Colorado Western crude oil closed up $1.75 from a week ago at $82.38 a barrel.

• Wyoming Sweet crude oil closed up $6.05 from a week ago at $83.49 a barrel.

• Natural gas closed up 30 cents from a week ago at $3.49 per 10,000 million British thermal units or MMBtu.

Information compiled by Joe Moylan, Craig Daily Press

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