Baker Hughes – October Rig Counts Continue to Fall

Oilfield services giant Baker Hughes released the latest rig count numbers last Friday. It’s not pretty. Worldwide the number of active drilling rigs for oil and gas plunged yet again–down to an average 1,111 active drilling rigs worldwide in October (down 29 from September). In the U.S., October’s average rig count was 791, down 57 from the 848 counted in September 2015, and down 1,134 from the 1,925 counted in October 2014. Rigs in Ohio went up by one in October, stayed the same in West Virginia, but tumbled in Pennsylvania, giving us a new low rig count for the northeast…

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