The Baker Hughes North American rig count is up 3 rigs in the August 17 week to 1,269. The U.S. rig count remains unchanged from last week at 1,057 and is up 111 rigs from last year at this time. The Canadian count is up 3 rigs from last week to 212 and compared to last year is down 2 rigs.
For the U.S. count, rigs classified as drilling for oil remain unchanged at 869, gas rigs are unchanged at 186, and miscellaneous rigs are unchanged at 2. For the Canadian count, oil rigs are up 1 at 141 and gas rigs are up 2 at 71.