Baker Hughes May Rig Count – Steady & Holding Both US and M-U

The International (non-U.S.) Baker Hughes rig count for May 2017 was 957, up 1 from the 956 counted in May 2017, and up 2 from the 955 counted in May 2016. However, the U.S. rig count for May 2017 was 893, up 40 from the 853 counted in May 2017, and up 485 from the 408 counted in May 2016. Like last month, the U.S. rig count continues to be more than double year-ago levels. Canada’s rig count continued further into the abyss in May, falling another 23 after falling 145 last month–down to 85. However, Canada’s May rig count was 43 higher than May 2016. So perhaps it’s not yet an apocalypse for our Canadian cousins. What about rig counts in the Marcellus/Utica? Although 1 net rig changed location–from WV to OH, overall the combined PA/OH/WV rig count remained the same as last month: 68 active rigs drilling…

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