Baker Hughes provides August rig counts

The international rig count for August was 1,137, up 19 from the 1,118 counted in July, and down 202 from the 1,339 counted in August 2014, according to Baker Hughes Inc. (NYSE: BHI). The international offshore rig count for August was 270, up 6 from the 264 counted in July, and down 45 from the 315 counted in August 2014.

The average US rig count for August was 883, up 17 from the 866 counted in July, and down 1,021 from the 1,904 counted in August 2014. The average Canadian rig count for August was 206, up 23 from the 183 counted in July, and down 193 from the 399 counted in August 2014.

The worldwide rig count for August was 2,226, up 59 from the 2,167 counted in July, and down 1,416 from the 3,642 counted in August 2014.

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