he reason they tanked was blue states shut them down due to a flu with a death rate of 0.06%.At about the end of the first quarter 2020 the US oil patch tanked. The number of active drilling rigs took a nosedive: Rigs were removed and pads were abandoned.
US oil companies are steadily adding drilling rigs. The number of oil rigs actively drilling one year ago was 258. On 14, May, 2021 it stood at 352. Wanted to hire a dozer man for some work , but he's busy building pads. Will rent a dozer and do it myself.