WORLDWIDE RIG COUNT DOWN 4 TO 2,077
BAKER HUGHES A GE - international rig count for October 2017 was 951, up 20 from the 931 counted in September 2017, and up 31 from the 920 counted in October 2016. The international offshore rig count for October 2017 was 204, up 14 from the 190 counted in September 2017, and up 4 from the 200 counted in October 2016.
The average US rig count for October 2017 was 922, down 18 from the 940 counted in September 2017, and up 378 from the 544 counted in October 2016. The average Canadian rig count for October 2017 was 204, down 6 from the 210 counted in September 2017, and up 48 from the 156 counted in October 2016.
The worldwide rig count for October 2017 was 2,077, down 4 from the 2,081 counted in September 2017, and up 457 from the 1,620 counted in October 2016.
October 2017 Rig Counts
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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.