U.S. OIL RIGS DOWN 27
BHI Rig Count: U.S. -27 to 905 rigs
U.S. Rig Count is down 27 rigs from last week to 905, with oil rigs down 24 to 679, gas rigs down 3 to 222, and miscellaneous rigs unchanged at 4.
U.S. Rig Count is down 949 rigs from last year at 1854, with oil rigs down 848, gas rigs down 101, and miscellaneous rigs unchanged at 4.
The U.S. Offshore rig count is 34, unchanged from last week, and down 20 rigs year over year.
BHI Rig Count: Canada unchanged at 79 rigs
Canadian Rig Count is unchanged from last week at 79 rigs, with oil rigs up 1 to 17, and gas rigs down 1 to 62.
Canadian Rig Count is down 84 rigs from last year at 163, with oil rigs down 50, and gas rigs down 34.
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|Gulf Of Mexico||33||0||33||-20||53|
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U.S. EIA - Venezuela holds the largest oil reserves in the world, in large part because of the heavy oil reserves in the Orinoco Oil Basin. In addition to oil reserves, Venezuela has sizeable natural gas reserves, although the development of natural gas lags significantly behind that of oil. However, in the wake of political and economic instability in the country, crude oil production has dramatically decreased, reaching a multi-decades low in mid-2018.
U.S. BEA - The U.S. current-account deficit increased to $124.1 billion (preliminary) in the first quarter of 2018 from $116.1 billion (revised) in the fourth quarter of 2017, according to statistics released by the Bureau of Economic Analysis (BEA). The deficit was 2.5 percent of current-dollar gross domestic product (GDP) in the first quarter, up from 2.4 percent in the fourth quarter.
WNN - There are 126 operational power reactors in 14 EU Member States, providing more than one-quarter of the bloc's total electricity production. In its Communication on the Nuclear Illustrative Program (PINC) published last year, the European Commission expects nuclear to maintain its significant role in Europe's energy mix up to 2050. This would require investment of some EUR40-50 billion (USD46-58 billion) in nuclear LTO by 2050.
REUTERS - Benchmark Brent crude LCOc1 was up 50 cents at $75.58 a barrel by 0835 GMT. U.S. light crude CLc1 was 50 cents higher at $65.57.