Highest rig count since April 2015
U.S. rigs, driven by shale activity, continued their relentless climb this week, according to Baker Hughes’ Weekly Rig Count.

The total number of rigs active in the U.S. increased by 11, bringing the U.S. total to 927 rigs. This is 513 more than were active at this point last year, and is the highest U.S. rig count since late April 2015.

Land rigs increased by 13 in the U.S., while inland waters and offshore each saw one rig come offline. Land-based rigs are over 900 again, closing the week at 902.

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