WORLDWIDE RIG COUNT UP 27 TO 2,278
BAKER HUGHES A GE - international rig count for August 2018 was 1,008, up 11 from the 997 counted in July 2018, and up 56 from the 952 counted in August 2017. The international offshore rig count for August 2018 was 212, down 5 from the 217 counted in July 2018, and up 11 from the 201 counted in August 2017.
The average U.S. rig count for August 2018 was unchanged at 1,050 counted in July 2018, and up 103 from the 947 counted in August 2017. The average Canadian rig count for August 2018 was 220, up 16 from the 204 counted in July 2018, and up 3 from the 217 counted in August 2017.
The worldwide rig count for August 2018 was 2,278, up 27 from the 2,251 counted in July 2018, and up 162 from the 2,116 counted in August 2017.
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TP - With fast growing demand and expanding gas receiving capacity in Pakistan, the South Asian nation is expected to source more liquefied natural gas (LNG) from Qatar, said the country’s visiting Finance Minister Asad Umar.
REUTERS - Qatar Petroleum (QP) is looking to invest at least $20 billion in the United States over the coming few years, its chief executive told Reuters, after the Gulf Arab state unexpectedly quit OPEC this month.
U.S. FRB - U.S. industrial production rose 0.6 percent in November after moving down 0.2 percent in October; the index for October was previously reported to have edged up 0.1 percent. In November, manufacturing production was unchanged, the output of mining increased 1.7 percent, and the index for utilities gained 3.3 percent.
BHGE - U.S. Rig Count is down 4 rigs from last week to 1,071, with oil rigs down 4 to 873 and gas rigs unchanged at 198. Canada Rig Count is down 12 rigs from last week to 174, with oil rigs down 7 to 95 and gas rigs down 5 to 79.