Baker Hughes reports U.S. rig count up 4 to 763 rigs
Baker Hughes (BKR) reports that the U.S. rig count is up 4 from last week to 763.
U.S. Rig Count is up 251 rigs from last year’s count of 511 with oil rigs up 239, gas rigs up 58 and miscellaneous rigs up 4.
The U.S. Offshore Rig Count is unchanged at 16, up one year-over-year.
The Canada Rig Count is up 6 from last week to 211, with oil rigs up 3 to 140, gas rigs down 4 to 63.
The Canada Rig Count is up 47 rigs from last year’s count of 156, with oil rigs up 45, gas rigs up 3 and miscellaneous rigs down 1.
The International Rig Count is up 27 rigs to 860 and up 81 from last year’s count.
The Baker Hughes rig counts are counts of the number of drilling rigs actively exploring for or developing oil or natural gas in the U.S., Canada and international markets.
The Company has issued the rig counts as a service to the petroleum industry since 1944, when Hughes Tool Company began weekly counts of the U.S. and Canadian drilling activity. The monthly international rig count was initiated in 1975.
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