U.S. RIGS UP 15
Baker Hughes Incorporated wrote,
U.S. Rig Count is up 15 rigs from last week to 539, with oil rigs up 4 to 432, gas rigs up 11 to 105, and miscellaneous rigs unchanged at 2.
U.S. Rig Count is down 248 rigs from last year's count of 787, with oil rigs down 163, gas rigs down 87, and miscellaneous rigs up 2.
The U.S. Offshore Rig Count is unchanged from last week at 23, and down 10 rigs year over year.
Canadian Rig Count is unchanged from last week at 165, with oil rigs up 3 to 90, and gas rigs down 3 to 75.
Canadian Rig Count is down 16 rigs from last year's count of 181, with oil rigs up 14, and gas rigs down 30.
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|Gulf Of Mexico||22||0||22||-10||32|
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