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Hobbs News-Sun: Lea continues to lead in oil rig count

After almost three years, Lea County still leads all other counties in the nation with active oil rigs, surpassed only by two whole states — New Mexico and Texas.

Adding six rigs in the week before Sept. 23, according to data published by oil field services company Baker Hughes, Lea County had a total of 71 active rigs, about two-thirds of New Mexico’s 111 as of that date.

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