Friday, December 30, 2016

Rig Counts: Oil +2 Gas +3 in Last Week of 2016. Counts Are Now Just About Where 2016 Began.

Another rig count to support the 7 month trend upward in the US.  Oil gains 2 rigs to 525,  and gas up 3 to 132.  Both counts bottomed out in May, with oil rigs showing the more pronounced rebound.  Gas rigs are constrained in the Marcellus and Utica by pipeline capacity, so the rig rebound has been confined to Texas/OK/LA and the DJ basin this year:

Dec 30 Baker Hughes Rig Counts: