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The US rig count fell 8 units during the week ended Jan. 4 to reach 1,075 units working, according to Baker Hughes data. This count was up 151 units from the 924 units working in the US this week a year ago. US rigs drilling on land fell 6 units to 1,050 vs. last week. Offshore rigs dropped 2 units to 22, and there also were 22 rigs drilling in the Gulf of Mexico, also down 2 units.

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RT @energizeWV: Bob Orndorff @DominionEnergy discusses the tremendous 434% growth in WV pipeline construction jobs between 2017-18 on today…

Total direct industry wages rose from just over $1 billion in 2016 to more than $1.5 billion in 2017. For the firs… https://t.co/7vz7w16fj2

While fluctuating depending on the time of year, pipeline worker employment increased by 434% between the first qua… https://t.co/Yjlb8ewn8y

According to data recently released by WorkForceWV: 22,514 workers were directly employed in the state’s oil and na… https://t.co/ZAfKPhrsLf