US drilling rig count rises by 8, to 941
The number of rigs exploring for oil and natural gas in the U.S. rose by eight the week ending June 23 to 941.
A year ago, just 421 rigs were active.
Houston oilfield services company Baker Hughes said 758 rigs targeted oil (up 11 from the previous week) and 183 targeted natural gas (down three).
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