The Baker Hughes North American rig count is up 2 rigs in the September 15 week at 1,148, as a Hurricane Harvey related decline in the number of rigs in the U.S., mostly in Texas and Louisiana, was more than offset by an increase in Canada. The U.S. rig count is down 8 rigs on the week at 936 but is up 430 rigs from last year at this time. The Canadian count is up 10 rigs at 212 and is up 80 rigs from last year.
For the U.S. count, rigs classified as drilling for oil are down 7 rigs at 756 while gas rigs are down 1 rig at 186. For the Canadian count, oil rigs are up 10 rigs at 102 and gas rigs remain unchanged at 100.