HOUSTON (April 3, 2017) - Platts RigData, a forecasting and analytics unit of S&P Global Platts, today announced the U.S. rig count for March 2017 was 901, up 67 (8%) from February 2017, and up 391 (77%) from March 2016. This rig count includes U.S. onshore, U.S. inland waters, and U.S. offshore Gulf of Mexico drilling rigs.
- March U.S. land rig count: 852, up 61 from the previous month and up 399 from March 2016.
- March U.S. inland waters and Gulf of Mexico rig count: 49, up 6 from the previous month, and down 8 from March 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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