COLORADO NOW UP TO 28 DRILLING RIGS
Petroleum producers in Colorado put another rig to work this week, bringing the total count in the state to 28, the highest number since Thanksgiving week of 2015.
At the start of the month, there were 20 rigs active in the state, on par with the number active across much of summer and fall. Eight rigs have joined in the search for oil and gas this month, a 40 percent increase. The U.S. rig count rose by 16 last week to 653, but remains down 47 from the 700 rigs operating a year ago.