Baker Hughes provides March rig counts

The international rig count for March was 985, down 33 from the 1,018 counted in February, and down 266 from the 1,251 counted in March 2015, according to Baker Hughes Inc. (NYSE: BHI). The international offshore rig count for March was 211, down 14 from the 225 counted in February, and down 105 from the 316 counted in March 2015.

The average US rig count for March was 478, down 54 from the 532 counted in February, and down 632 from the 1,110 counted in March 2015. The average Canadian rig count for March was 88, down 123 from the 211 counted in February, and down 108 from the 196 counted in March 2015.

The worldwide rig count for March was 1,551, down 210 from the 1,761 counted in February, and down 1,006 from the 2,557 counted in March 2015.

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