The Baker Hughes North American rig count is down 4 rigs in the August 3 week to 1,267. The U.S. rig count is down 4 rigs from last week to 1,044 and is up 90 rigs from last year at this time. The Canadian count remains unchanged from last week at 223 rigs and compared to last year is up 6 rigs.
For the U.S. count, rigs classified as drilling for oil are down 2 at 859, gas rigs are down 3 at 183 and miscellaneous rigs are up 1 at 2. For the Canadian count, oil rigs are down 2 at 152 and gas rigs are up 2 at 71.