Active Gas & Oil Rig Counts in March

Friday, March 17, 2017 7:24 PM Written by 
Published in Energy

According to Baker Hughes data from March 17, 2017, the U.S rig count for the week was 789 rigs exploring for or developing oil or natural gas. This is up 21 rigs compared to last week, with oil rigs up 14 to 631 rigs, gas rigs up 6 to 157 rigs, and miscellaneous rigs up 1 to 1 rig. Compared to this time last year, the 789 count is up 313 rigs, with oil rigs up 244, gas rigs up 68, and miscellaneous rigs up 1.

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Brett Linton

Brett Linton is a Steel Industry Analyst for Steel Market Update. He is a graduate of North Georgia College & State University with a Bachelor's degree in Finance. Mr. Linton joined SMU in April 2010 as a Research Analyst and is responsible for data management and analysis, market research, developing our visual aids, and writing articles about the economy and steel industry. For more information, you can reach Brett at

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