Since this week's U.S. rig count comes out in a few hours, I figured I'd finally get last week's up. The BHI U.S. rig count was down 28 to 709. Oil rigs were down 21 to 524 and gas rigs were down seven to 185. By type, horizontal rigs were down 15 to 554, vertical rigs were down 13 to 91 and directional rigs were unchanged at 64. I'll post the chart this afternoon with a new batch of rig count numbers.