The Baker Hughes North American rig count is down 8 rigs in the October 6 week to 1,145. The U.S. rig count is down 4 rigs on the week but is up 412 rigs from last year at this time. The Canadian count is down 4 rigs at 209 but is up 44 rigs from last year.
For the U.S. count, rigs classified as drilling for oil are down 2 rigs at 748 and gas rigs are also down 2 rigs at 187. For the Canadian count, oil rigs are down 1 rig at 112 and gas rigs are down 3 rigs at 97.
The rig count in states impacted by Hurricane Harvey decreased, contrary to some expectations, with Texas rigs down 3 rigs at 448 while the count in Louisiana was down 1 rig at 66.