The US drilling rig count gained 13 units to reach 1,045 during the week ended May 4, data from Baker Hughes indicate. The report shows an overall increase of 160 units from year-ago levels.

Offshore units were up 2 this week at 22 rigs. A total of 1,021 rigs were drilling on land, up 10 units from last week.  The number of rigs drilling in inland waters was up 1 unit to 3 rigs working.

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