A few comments from Steven Kopits of Princeton Energy Advisors LLC:

“US horizontal oil rig counts were up 2 this week to 265, now 17 off the cycle trough five weeks ago.

US vertical rigs were up sharply, +7 to 48. We can now call the cycle bottom here for May 27.”

HZ Rig CountClick on graph for larger image.

Graph Courtesy of Steven Kopits of Princeton Energy Advisors LLC.

CR Note: This graph is horizontal rig count only (not vertical).  The increase is still pretty minor.

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