Baker Hughes Cites Lower Int'l Rig Count for August 2009

Baker Hughes announced that the international rig count for August 2009 was 947, down 27 from the 974 counted in July 2009, and down 140 from the 1,087 counted in August 2008. The international offshore rig count for August 2009 was 261, down 14 from the 275 counted in July 2009 and down 31 from the 292 counted in August 2008.

The US rig count for August 2009 was 980, up 49 from the 931 counted in July 2009 and down 1,007 from the 1,987 counted in August 2008.

The Canadian rig count for August 2009 was 178, up 3 from the 175 counted in July 2009 and down 271 from the 449 counted in August 2008.

The worldwide rig count for August 2009 was 2,105, up 25 from the 2,080 counted in July 2009 and down 1,418 from the 3,523 counted in August 2008.
 

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