The Baker Hughes North American rig count is down 2 rigs in the September 29 week to 1,153. The U.S. rig count is up 5 rigs on the week at 940 and is up 418 rigs from last year at this time. The Canadian count is down 7 rigs at 213 but is up 51 rigs from last year.
For the US count, rigs classified as drilling for oil are up 6 rigs at 750 while gas rigs are down 1 at 189. For the Canadian count, oil rigs are down 9 at 113 and gas rigs are up 2 at 100.
Rigs being brought back into operation after being taken out of commission by Hurricane Harvey did not significantly impact the count. Texas rigs were down 2 at 451 and Louisiana rigs were up 2 at 67.