As long as rig counts continue to rise, crude will stay under pressure
Baker Hughes reports U.S. rig count up 6 to 933 rigs
Baker Hughes (BHI) reports that the U.S. rig count is up 6 rigs from last week to 933, with oil rigs up 6 to 747, gas rigs up 1 to 186, and miscellaneous rigs down 1 to 0.
The U.S. Rig Count is up 509 rigs from last year’s count of 424, with oil rigs up 410, gas rigs up 100, and miscellaneous rigs down 1.
The U.S. Offshore Rig Count is unchanged from last week at 22 and up 1 rig year over year.
The Canadian Rig Count is up 27 rigs from last week to 159, with oil rigs up 17 to 91 and gas rigs up 10 to 68.
The Canadian Rig Count is up 90 rigs from last year’s count of 69, with oil rigs up 63, gas rigs up 28, and miscellaneous rigs down 1 to 0.
STOCKS TO WATCH
The one group that should be benefit from the rig count rise would be Sand and Basic Materials. Stocks such as SLCA, SND, EMES, and HCLP should benefit from the rise, however these stocks are also near their 52-weeks low. These stocks should gradually bottom out at these levels. Other service companies such as SLB, HAL, BHI, TDW, and OII.
WTI crude prices are up 0.6% at $44.72, rebounding after declining by 4.3% over the two previous sessions. This puts in a little space from yesterday’s six-week low at $44.22.
#WTI = West Texas Intermediate
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