The US rig count during the week ended Aug. 26 declined by 10 rigs for the week ended Aug. 25 to reach 632 rigs working, according to Baker Hughes data. The count is 133 fewer than this time last year.
US oil-directed rigs fell by 8 rigs to reach 512. Gas-directed rigs in the US lost 2 units to 115. Five rigs were unclassified, the same as last week.
Land-based rigs were down 8 from a week ago, reaching 613. There was 1 fewer rig drilling in inland waters this week, leaving 3 rigs running. There was one fewer rig drilling in the Gulf of Mexico this week with a total of 15.
Among the major oil and gas-producing states, Texas and New Mexico were both down 5 units from last week to 307 and 107 rigs running, respectively. Louisiana lost 3 rigs, leaving 42 working for the week.
Oklahoma and West Virginia were up 1 rig each, reaching respective counts of 39 and 10 rigs working, respectively.
Canada gained a single unit this week to reach 190. The count is down 11 rigs from the year ago period. There were 4 additional rigs drilling for gas in Canada to end the week with 74 units. Three fewer rigs were drilling for gas to reach 116 rigs working.