The US drilling rig count is up 3 units for the second week, reaching 984 rigs working during the week ended Mar. 9, data from Baker Hughes indicate. This total is up 216 units from a year ago.

Offshore units were down 1 unit from last week with 13 rigs working in the Gulf of Mexico. A total of 967 rigs were drilling on land, up 4 from last week. The number of rigs drilling in inland waters remained unchanged at 4 units.

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