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Oil Rig Count Returned to a Multiyear High

Robert Scott
Oil Rig Count Returned to a Multiyear High

Last week, the oil rig count rose by eight to 869—more than a 3.5-year high. The US oil rig count tends to follow US crude oil prices with a three to six-month lag. In February 2016, US crude oil prices fell to the lowest closing level in 12 years. Between February 11, 2016, and October 15, 2018, US crude oil active futures rose 173.9%.