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Oil Rigs: “Rig additions keep rolling along”

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A few comments from Steven Kopits of Princeton Energy Advisors LLC on May 11, 2018:

• Total US oil rigs were up, +10 to 844

• Horizontal oil rigs, however, were only up +2 at 745

• Oil rig additions came in the neglected ‘directional’ category, but only represented the recovery off rigs taken off line last week

• With the Brent spread over / barrel, the end of the Iran deal, and a general sense of bullishness around oil markets, expect rig count additions to accelerate

Oil Rig CountClick on graph for larger image.

CR note: This graph shows the US horizontal rig count by basin.

Graph and comments Courtesy of Steven Kopits of Princeton Energy Advisors LLC.
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