HBCU states and territories are vital to the energy production of United States and the world these days. The latest Baker Hughes rig count shows that the U.S. currently has 597 active rigs, with 478 or 80.1 percent of those being in HBCU territories. Energy continues to be a vital part of the economic landscape where HBCUs are located and is a barometer for how the economies of those states may very well be doing now and going forward.
Gas rigs are denoted by an orange triangle. – 98
Oil rigs are denoted by a blue triangle. – 380