In this week’s news update, the declining rig count trend continues, and police investigate the shooting of a Dickinson resident.
A 59-year-old man was injured in his home on April 30 when a stray bullet from a nearby shooting passed through the wall of his trailer home in Dickinson, North Dakota.
Multiple gunshots were fired around 2:21 p.m. on a street in southeast Dickinson, according to a statement from police. The man who was shot sustained a non-life-threatening injury. He was treated at a nearby hospital and released. According to the police report, multiple suspects fled the scene prior to police arrival, and the incident is under investigation.
Rig Count Declines by 12
The rig count reached a new low of 419 last week, according to the report released by Baker Hughes on April 29. Rigs seeking oil declined by 11 to 332, while 87 rigs search for natural gas, down one from the previous week.
A year ago 901 rigs were exploring for oil and gas.
New Mexico and Oklahoma each lost three rigs, while Kansas, Louisiana, Texas and West Virginia dropped two each. Colorado lost one rig.
Alaska, Arkansas, California, North Dakota, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Utah and Wyoming all remained unchanged.