U.S. RIGS UP 1
According to BAKER HUGHES:
- U.S. Rig Count is up 1 rig from last week to 463, with oil rigs up 3 to 374, gas rigs down 2 to 86, and miscellaneous rigs unchanged at 3.
- U.S. Rig Count is down 411 rigs from last year's count of 874, with oil rigs down 290, gas rigs down 123, and miscellaneous rigs up 2.
- The U.S. Offshore Rig Count is 19, unchanged from last week, and down 15 rigs year over year.
- Canadian Rig Count is up 17 rigs from last week to 119, with oil rigs up 12 to 60, gas rigs up 5 to 58, and miscellaneous rigs unchanged at 1.
- Canadian Rig Count is down 96 rigs from last year's count of 215, with oil rigs down 52, gas rigs down 45, and miscellaneous rigs up 1.
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|Gulf Of Mexico||19||1||18||-15||34|
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REUTERS - Brent crude futures LCOc1 were down 72 cents at $61.49 per barrel at 1020 GMT, having fallen by 1.5 percent on Tuesday, its largest one-day drop in a month. U.S. West Texas Intermediate (WTI) crude CLc1 was at $55.12 per barrel, down 58 cents.
BLOOMBERG - Prices dropped during the session as the International Energy Agency said the recent recovery in oil prices, coupled with milder-than-normal winter weather, is slowing demand growth. The worsening outlook for consumption dampened some of the enthusiasm that OPEC and its allies will extend supply curbs.
Global energy needs rise more slowly than in the past but still expand by 30% between today and 2040. This is the equivalent of adding another China and India to today’s global demand.
Product exports have grown significantly over the past several years and are expected to continue to grow as Russian refineries add capacity to produce more high-quality products.