The Baker Hughes North American rig count is down 1 rig in the August 10 week to 1,266, as a large drop in Canada offset a similarly large increase in U.S. rigs. The U.S. rig count is up 13 rigs from last week to 1,057 and is up 108 rigs from last year at this time. The Canadian count is down 14 rigs from last week to 209 and compared to last year is down 11 rigs.
For the U.S. count, rigs classified as drilling for oil are up 10 at 869, gas rigs are up 3 at 186 and miscellaneous rigs remain unchanged at 2. For the Canadian count, oil rigs are down 12 at 140 and gas rigs are down 2 at 69.