Total U.S. rig count up 18 from last week
The rig count continued to rise in the United States for the week ended January 27, 2017, according to Baker Hughes Industries (ticker: BHI). The total count now stands at 712, up 93 from this time last year. The majority of the gains were once again from rigs drilling for oil.

Rigs targeting liquids increased by 15 week-over-week to 556, up 68 from a year-ago. Those drilling for natural gas also increased this week by three to a total of 145, up 24 from this same period in 2015, according to BHI’s ...


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