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gas rig

[′gas ‚rig]
(mining engineering)
A borehole drill, either rotary or churn type, driven by a combustion-type engine energized by a combustible liquid, such as gasoline, or a combustible gas, such as bottle gas.
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The number of oil drilling rigs decreased by 1 to 46, offset by a unit increment in gas rigs to 16.
The number of oil drilling rigs improved by 1 to 44, offset by a unit decrease in gas rigs to 16.
In fact, the current natural gas rig count remains 81% below its all-time high of 1,606 reached in late summer 2008.
DOWN: The Sikorsky S76 which crashed in sea off Norfolk last night carrying gas rig workers; BASE: Santa Fe Monarch rig in North Sea
Natural Gas Rig Count: Natural gas rig count decreased for the fourth successive week to 316 (a drop of 2 rigs from the previous week).
Natural Gas Rig Count: Natural gas rig count decreased for the third successive week to 318 (a drop of 8 rigs from the previous week).
The gas rig count is 44 per cent off its record peak of 1,606 from September 2008, and 27 rigs, or 3 per cent, below the same week last year.
Natural Gas Rig Count: The natural gas rig count - which last year slumped to its lowest point since Jun 1995 - decreased to 351 (7 rigs less than the previous week).
While the gas rig count is about 39 per cent off its record peak of 1,606 in September 2008, it stands 276 rigs, or 39 per cent, above the same week last year.
Anthony Doherty, a rescue boatman with a North Sea gas rig, also gets the second highest civilian decoration for bravery.
Natural Gas Rig Count: The natural gas rig count - which last year slumped to its lowest point since Jun 1995 - decreased for the first time in 3 weeks to 372 (a drop of 2 rigs from the previous week).