Baker Hughes Inc. (BHI) had 3,207 drilling rigs worldwide in December, up 46 rigs from November's 3,161 rigs and up 82 from the year-earlier rig count of 3,125.
The Houston provider of services to the oil and gas industry had 1,036 rigs in use internationally in December, up 44 rigs from the 992 in November and up 85 from the 951 in the year-ago period.
Baker Hughes reported a U.S. rig count of 1,811, up 13 rigs from 1,798 in Noveber and up 93 from the 1,718 in the year-earlier period.
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