News roundup: La. rig count up 5 on the week … Wal-Mart’s new tool gives competitors’ prices … La. Tech, Cyber Innovation Center partner to create data consortium

    Rigs on the rise: Houston-based oilfield services company Baker Hughes Inc. says the number of rigs exploring for oil and natural gas in the U.S. declined by six this week to 1,803. In its weekly repo…

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