US Gulf of Mexico rig count falls to 24

Offshore staff 

HOUSTON – The US Gulf of Mexico rig count has fallen to 24, according to the Baker Hughes Weekly Rig Count of March 4, 2016.

That number represented a decrease of three (from 27) from the company’s weekly rig count dated Feb. 26, 2016.

The overall US rig count is down 13 rigs from last week to 489, with oil rigs down eight to 392, and gas rigs down five to 97.

The overall US rig count is down 703 rigs from last year at 1,192, with oil rigs down 530, gas rigs down 171, and miscellaneous rigs down two.


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