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Canadian Natural Gas Rigs Vs. Price



The number of rigs drilling in Western Canada in March has fallen to the lowest level for this time of year in more than seven years. Drilling could fall further if storage fills this summer and Canada’s high cost natural gas producers are unable to find a buyer for their gas and shut in production.

– Scott Haggett in Calgary

Number of Rigs Drilling for Natural Gas in U.S. Drops to 5-Year Low



The number of rigs drilling for natural gas in the United States fell below 1,000 last week for the first time in nearly five years, according to Baker Hughes Inc. The drop comes as prices for the fuel continue to fall.

The current gas rig total of 970 is the lowest number of gas rigs since March 19, 2004, when thereĀ  were 963 gas rigs operating.