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Second straight in weekly rise in U.S. oil-rig count

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Baker Hughes reported that the number of active U.S. rigs drilling for oil climbed by 7 to 815 this week.

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The oil-rig count had increased by 11 last week. The total active U.S. rig count, which includes oil and natural-gas rigs, rose by 5 to 1,008, according to Baker Hughes.

May West Texas Intermediate crude CLK8, +0.58% was up 34 cents, or 0.5%, from Thursday, to $67.41 a barrel, little changed from before the rig data.


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