US gas rig count climbs by three to 192 in week ending Friday: Baker Hughes

Houston (Platts)--4 Dec 2015 503 pm EST/2203 GMT

The US oil rig count fell by 10 to 545 in the week ending Friday, also down 1,030 from 1,575 in the comparable week a year ago, Baker Hughes said in its weekly report.

Gas rigs rose three to 192, which was down 152 from 344 a year ago. The total US oil and gas rig count for the week was down seven to 737.

Horizontal rigs in the US totaled 569, flat with a week ago. Directional rigs totaled 64, down two from a week ago, and the vertical rig count fell by five to 104.

There were 25 US offshore rigs this week, down five from a week ago and 31 from 56 a year ago.

Canada's rig count decreased by seven to 177, which was down 245 from 422 the same week a year ago. Canada's oil rigs fell four to 77, while gas rigs dropped by three to 100.

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