The Baker Hughes North American rig count is down 18 in the March 17 week to 1,065. The U.S. rig count is up 21 to 789 and is up 313 rigs from last year. The Canadian count is down 39 rigs from last week to 276, but compared to last year is up 207.
For the U.S. count, rigs classified as drilling for oil are up 14 to 631, gas rigs are up 6 to 157 and miscellaneous rigs are up 1 to 1. For the Canadian count, oil rigs are down 31 to 149, gas rigs down 10 to 125 and miscellaneous rigs are up 2 to 2.