The Baker Hughes North American rig count remains unchanged in the April 27 week at 1,106, as the continuing seasonal "spring thaw" decline in the Canadian count, when muddy terrain makes moving drilling equipment difficult and environmentally prohibitive, once again masked a U.S. increase. The U.S. rig count is up 8 rigs from last week to 1,021 and is up 151 rigs from last year at this time. The Canadian count is down 8 rigs from last week to 85 and is unchanged compared to last year.
For the U.S. count, rigs classified as drilling for oil are up 5 at 825, gas rigs are up 3 at 195, and miscellaneous rigs remain unchanged at 1. For the Canadian count, oil rigs are down 5 at 33 and gas rigs are down 3 at 52.