The Us rig count was up eight week-on-week to 497, according to the latest figures from Baker Hughes.
Oil rigs are up one to 407, gas rigs are up seven to 88, and miscellaneous rigs unchanged at two.
US rig count is down 367 rigs from last year’s count of 864.
Canada’s count countered the US lift. The country was down nine rigs from last week to 137. Year-on-year the regions is down 50 rigs from 187 to 137.