Posted by Big Gav
For those interested in such details, Stuart Staniford points to a blog from Baker Hughes posting US rig counts - Baker-Hughes Rig Count Blog.
Huh! I was just over grabbing the latest copy of the Baker Hughes rig count spreadsheet, and I discovered that they now have a blog! It's not super active, but there is one very nice post up from a couple of days ago with trends in US rig counts. The graph above is from there. Notice that we are already close to the peak of 2008 drilling activity. Maybe US production will increase a little more next year.