Baker Hughes reports U.S. rig count up 10 to 543 rigs
Baker Hughes (BKR) reports that the U.S. rig count is up 10 from last week to 543 with oil rigs up 12 to 445, gas rigs down 1 to 98, and miscellaneous rigs down 1 to 0.
The U.S. Rig Count is up 261 rigs from last year’s count of 282, with oil rigs up 240 gas rigs up 24 and miscellaneous rigs down 3.
The U.S. Offshore Rig Count is up 1 to 12, down 2 year-over-year.
The Canada Rig Count is up 1 from last week to 168, with oil rigs up 3 to 98, gas rigs down 2 to 70.
The Canada Rig Count is up 88 rigs from last year’s count of 80, with oil rigs up 58, gas rigs up 30.
The Baker Hughes rig counts are counts of the number of drilling rigs actively exploring for or developing oil or natural gas in the U.S., Canada and international markets.
The Company has issued the rig counts as a service to the petroleum industry since 1944, when Hughes Tool Company began weekly counts of the U.S. and Canadian drilling activity. The monthly international rig count was initiated in 1975.
West Texas Intermediate (WTI) is up $0.88 to $82.19 per barrel. Brent crude is up $0.75 to $84.75 per barrel. Gasoline last traded at $2.475 per gallon up 4 cents on the day.
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