Mon Mar 21 14:03:00 CST 2005
-- US rig activity soars as Canada's slows
Drilling activity in the US jumped by 38 rotary rigs to 1,320 working the week ended Mar. 18, Baker Hughes Inc. reported, while the number of rigs working in Canada plummeted by 112 to 329. Total North America rigs workingdrilling gas wells primarilyare nevertheless up 70 over last year's 1,579.