U.S. Rig Count Summary

Canada Adds Gas Rigs While U.S. Adds Oil Units

Canada added eight natural gas-directed rigs to its census and dropped four oil rigs in the latest tally of active rigs compiled by Baker Hughes Inc. and released on Thursday, one day early because of the U.S. holiday. In the land where Independence Day is celebrated, drillers had more of a taste for oil, adding 12 oil-directed rigs and dropping nine gas rigs for the week ending July 2. Read More

Gas-Directed, Vertical Rigs Make Gains in Latest Count

The count of active U.S. drilling rigs in the latest Baker Hughes Inc. count issued Friday (June 26) gained by two overall to rest at 859 as the count saw modest changes across plays and some comparatively big gains for natural gas-focused rigs, vertical rigs and for the state of Louisiana. Read More

Rig Retreat Continues; Shale Production Declines Noted

The United States experienced a net decline of nine operating drilling rigs in the latest Baker Hughes Inc. count released Friday (June 12). Land-based, horizontal and oil-directed units led the retreat. Meanwhile, Canada added 11 rigs as drilling season returns to the frozen north. Read More

Rig Count Continues Downward Trend

The U.S. land-based oil and natural gas rig count declined by seven in the latest tally, issued Friday, June 5, by Baker Hughes Inc. Three natural gas-directed rigs packed it in while four oil-directed rigs were taken out of service. Read More