The Baker Hughes North American rig count is down 71 in the March 24 week to 994. The U.S. rig count is up 20 to 809 and is up 345 rigs from last year. The Canadian count is down 91 rigs from last week to 185, but compared to last year is up 130.
For the U.S. count, rigs classified as drilling for oil are up 21 to 652, gas rigs are down 2 to 155 and miscellaneous rigs are up 1 to 2. For the Canadian count, oil rigs are down 79 to 70, gas rigs down 11 to 114 and miscellaneous rigs down 1 to 1.