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Non-US drilling activity slows for the first time in nine months

By William Clarke
Published: Monday, 07 August 2017

US drilling activity also appears to be tailing off, as rig numbers fall twice in three weeks.

International drilling rig numbers, a key proxy for oilfield mineral demand, dropped for the first time in nine months in July, data from the oilfield services company Baker Hughes shows.

The Baker Hughes monthly international rig count for July, excluding the US and...

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