The Baker Hughes North American rig count is down 15 in the March 31 week to 979. The U.S. rig count is up 15 to 824, and is up 374 rigs from last year. The Canadian count is down 30 rigs from last week to 155, but compared to last year is up 106.
For the U.S. count, rigs classified as drilling for oil are up 10 to 662, gas rigs are up 5 to 160 and miscellaneous rigs are unchanged at 2. For the Canadian count, oil rigs are down 15 to 55, gas rigs are down 14 to 100 and miscellaneous rigs are down 1 to 0.