U.S. Rig Count Summary


Modest Changes in U.S. Oil/NatGas Patch, Rig Count Shows

U.S. drillers added just one land-based rig during the week ending Friday, according to Baker Hughes Inc. Another rig rejoined the offshore fleet to make for an overall gain of two. Oil rigs were favored over gas as one industry analyst said gas production needs to step up in the months ahead. Read More

U.S. Rig Return Stumbles as Canada Comes Roaring Back

The U.S. land-based rig return broke its stride during the week ending Friday, Jan. 13, with the count dropping by six units. Canada more than made up for U.S. losses, adding 110 rigs as crews returned from holiday break and rushed to drill more wells before the spring thaw.

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