HOUSTON (May 3, 2017) - Platts RigData, a forecasting and analytics unit of S&P Global Platts, today announced the U.S. rig count for April 2017 was 971, up 70 (8%) from March 2017, and up 502 (107%) from April 2016. This rig count includes U.S. onshore, U.S. inland waters, and U.S. offshore Gulf of Mexico drilling rigs.
- April U.S. land rig count: 922, up 70 from the previous month and up 510 from April 2016.
- April U.S. inland waters and Gulf of Mexico rig count: 49, flat to the previous month, and down 8 from April 2016.
S&P Global Platts (Platts) is the leading independent provider of information and benchmark prices for the commodities and energy markets. Platts acquired RigData, a provider of daily information on rig activity for the natural gas and oil markets across North America, on June 1, 2016.
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