U.S. RIGS DOWN 11 TO 898
BAKER HUGHES A GE - U.S. Rig Count is down 11 rigs from last week to 898, with oil rigs down 8 to 729, gas rigs down 3 to 169, and miscellaneous rigs unchanged.
U.S. Rig Count is up 329 rigs from last year's count of 569, with oil rigs up 279, gas rigs up 52, and miscellaneous rigs down 2 to 2.
The U.S. Offshore Rig Count is down 2 rigs from last week at 18 and down 3 rigs year-over-year.
Canada Rig Count is up 1 rig from last week to 192, with oil rigs up 4 to 100 and gas rigs down 3 to 91, and miscellaneous rigs unchanged.
Canada Rig Count is up 38 rigs from last year's count of 154, with oil rigs up 24 and gas rigs up 14.
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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.