Eagle Ford Rig Count Decreases by Three to 232

North Texas Quakes Blamed on Drilling
Eagle Ford Rig Map August 2012

Eagle Ford Rig Map 2012 | Courtesy Baker Hughes

The Eagle Ford Shale rig count decreased by three to 232 rigs running across our coverage area by the end of last week.

In recent Eagle Ford news, the U.S Geological Society registered close to a dozen quakes in the region ranging in intensity from a 2.6-3.7 on the richter scale within a 36 hour period. Earthquakes in Texas have been on the rise in recent years, causing many to make a connection between increased seismic activity and the fracking throughout the state.

Read more: Texas Quakes Alarm Residents

The U.S. rig count decreased by 43 to 1,633 rigs running by the end of last week. A total of 316 rigs were targeting natural gas (six more than the previous week) and 1,317 were targeting oil in the U.S. (10 more than the previous week).  753 of rigs active in the U.S. were running in Texas.

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Eagle Ford Shale Drilling by Count

Previous Wk Current Wk
KARNES 34 33
DIMMIT 28 28
DE WITT 25 25
LA SALLE 23 21
MCMULLEN 19 19
WEBB 14 15
ATASCOSA 14 14
BURLESON 12 13
BRAZOS 10 10
GONZALES 11 10
LAVACA 10 10
MADISON 9 9
LIVE OAK 7 7
FRIO 6 6
LEE 3 4
FAYETTE 3 3
ZAVALA 4 3
LEON 2 2
AUSTIN 0 0
BEE 0 0
COLORADO 0 0
DUVAL 0 0
GOLIAD 0 0
GRIMES 1 0
MAVERICK 0 0
MILAM 0 0
ROBERTSON 0 0
WASHINGTON 0 0
WILSON 0 0
BASTROP 0 0
235 232

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Elizabeth Alford

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Elizabeth Alford writes on significant news developments in the Eagle Ford oil and gas play taking place across South TX. She is a freelance writer with an extensive communications, PR, and staff writing background.
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