Active rigs in the Barnett Shale rose by four to 28 this week, continuing a rebound from a 12-year low of 18 last month, according to RigData. Wise County was the busiest with seven rigs, followed by Tarrant with five, Montague with four and Jack with three.
Nationally the rig count was up 1 to 1,855, said Baker Hughes Inc. Rigs seeking crude oil were up one to 1,528, rigs seeking natural gas were unchanged at 323 and miscellaneous rigs were also unchanged at four.
— Jim Fuquay