Baker Hughes reports U.S. rig count up 7 to 576 rigs
Baker Hughes (BKR) reports that the U.S. rig count is up 7 from last week to 576 with oil rigs up 4 to 471, gas up 3 to 105, and miscellaneous rigs unchanged at 0.
The U.S. Rig Count is up 238 rigs from last year’s count of 338, with oil rigs up 213 gas rigs up 26 and miscellaneous rigs down 1.
The U.S. Offshore Rig Count is up 1 to 14, up 1 year-over-year.
The Canada Rig Count is down 3 from last week to 177, with oil rigs down 3 to 110, gas rigs unchanged at 67.
The Canada Rig Count is up 66 rigs from last year’s count of 111, with oil rigs up 58, gas rigs up 8.
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 $1.01 to $71.95 per barrel. Brent crude is up $0.95 to $75.35 per barrel. Gasoline last traded at $2.142 per gallon up 1.4 cents on the day.
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