U.S. Rig Count


Three NatGas Rigs Return in Latest Tally

The tally of rigs plying U.S. natural gas plays is off 44% from one year ago, and that’s with a slight uptick of three units in the latest rig census by Baker Hughes Inc. for the week ending Friday (Dec. 4). Read More

U.S., Canada Give Up 10 Rigs Each

The United States and Canada each lost a net of 10 rigs, according to the most recent Baker Hughes tally for the week ending Nov. 20. All of the departing U.S. rigs were oil-directed. However, in Canada nine natural gas-directed rigs left, but only one oil-focused unit departed. Read More

Rigs Continue Decline; Texas Feels The Pain

It used to be that about half of the operating drilling rigs in the United States were doing their thing in the Lone Star state. Texas only accounts for about 44% of the total now, according to Baker Hughes Inc., and Texas energy payrolls are in steep decline, too. Read More