The US drilling rig count gained 9 units to reach 1,866 rigs working during the week ended May 30, Baker Hughes Inc. reported. All 9 of those units were land-based rigs, bringing its total to 1,792. Rigs drilling offshore and in inland waters were unchanged from a week ago at respective totals of 60 and 14. Oil rigs rose 8 units to 1,539 while gas rigs edged up a single unit to 326. Rigs considered unclassified were unchanged from a week ago at 4. Horizontal drilling rigs jumped 8 units to 1,251. Directional drilling rigs climbed 7 units to 212. In Canada, a 44-unit leap brought the nation’s total to 198, 53 units higher than this week a year ago. A vast majority of those units were oil rigs, which spiked 40 units to 105. Gas rigs, meanwhile, merely gained 4 units to 93. Major states, basins Oklahoma’s […]