June 9 (Reuters) - U.S. energy firms this week cut the number of oil and natural gas rigs operating for a sixth week in a row for the first time since July 2020, energy services firm Baker Hughes Co (BKR.O) said in its closely followed report on Friday.
The oil and gas rig count, an early indicator of future output, fell by one to 695 in the week to June 9, the lowest since April 2022. , ,U.S. oil rigs rose one to 556 this week, while gas rigs fell two to 135, their lowest since March 2022.
Data provider Enverus, which publishes its own rig count data, said drillers cut nine rigs in the week to June 7, dropping the overall count to 750.
That compares with a record 12.3 million bpd in 2019.
U.S. gas production, meanwhile, was on track to rise from a record 98.13 billion cubic feet per day (bcfd) in 2022 to 102.74 bcfd in 2023 and 103.04 bcfd in 2024, according to EIA's projection.
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