Baker Hughes: US rig count drops 7 units to 1,052

The US drilling rig count reached 1,052 units working for the week ended June 22, down 7 rigs from a week ago, according to Baker Hughes data. The count is up 111 units from this time a year ago when the count stood at 941.

The US drilling rig count reached 1,052 units working for the week ended June 22, down 7 rigs from a week ago, according to Baker Hughes data. The count is up 111 units from this time a year ago when the count stood at 941.

Offshore units were down 2 units from last week with 18 rigs working. A total of 1,032 rigs were drilling on land, down 3 units from last week. The number of rigs drilling in inland waters was down 2 units to 2 working.

US oil-directed rigs were down 1 unit this week to 862 and up from the 758 rigs drilling for oil this week a year ago. Gas-directed rigs lost 6 units and now total 188. This time a year ago, 183 units were drilling for gas.

Among the major oil and gas-producing states, Alaska saw the largest gain with an additional 2 units working for a total of 9 this week. Wyoming gained 1 unit to 26.

Six states were unchanged this week, namely New Mexico, 93; Ohio, 22; West Virginia, 17; California, 15; Utah, 8; and Arkansas, 1.

Louisiana saw the largest drop in rigs, down 4 units to 56. Oklahoma’s rig count fell by 2 units to 138. Four states dropped 1 unit each, namely Texas, 533; North Dakota, 56; Pennsylvania, 37; and Colorado, 32.

Canada gained 21 rigs to 160 working from a week ago. This week a year ago, 170 rigs were drilling. Oil-directed rigs increased 16 units this week to 103, while those targeting gas gained 5 units to 57.

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