Baker Hughes: US rig count falls 8 units to 1,075

The US rig count fell 8 units during the week ended Jan. 4 to reach 1,075 units working, according to Baker Hughes data. This count was up 151 units from the 924 units working in the US this week a year ago. US rigs drilling on land fell 6 units to 1,050 vs. last week. Offshore rigs dropped 2 units to 22, and there also were 22 rigs drilling in the Gulf of Mexico, also down 2 units.