The number of rigs targeting gas in the Middle East rose by 2% month on month in May, to 100 rigs. The number of rigs targeting gas in Saudi Arabia rose from 56 to 60 – the kingdom’s highest rig count since March 2016. Pakistan’s gas-focused rig count also rose in May, while rig counts in Egypt, Oman and Abu Dhabi fell.
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