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The US drilling rig count added just one unit to reach 1,855 rigs working during the week ended May 9, Baker Hughes said.

A 5-unit gain in offshore rigs to 59 more than offset a 4-unit decline in land rigs to 1,782.

Rigs drilling in inland waters were unchanged from a week ago at 14.

Oil rigs increased a unit to 1,528.

Gas rigs were unchanged at 323 and rigs considered unclassified stood at 4.

Horizontal drilling rigs fell 4 units to 1,243 while directional drilling rigs lost 3 units to 208.

Canada’s rig count fell by 18 units to settle at 145 total. That’s 27 more than a year ago. Oil rigs lost 13 units to 54 and gas rigs subtracted 5 units to 91.

Texas added 3 units and now stands at 895 rigs.

Kansas is up to 2 units to 33.

New Mexico was up 1 unit at 91.

Also adding 1 unit were Colorado at 65, California at 40, Arkansas at 12, and Alaska at 10.

Unchanged from a week earlier were Louisiana at 114, Ohio at 35, and Utah at 27.

West Virginia dropped a unit to 27.

North Dakota lost 2 units to 174.

Oklahoma fell 3 units to 192.