Baker Hughes data show a third straight weekly rise in U.S. oil-drilling rigs

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Baker Hughes
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on Friday reported that the number of active U.S. rigs drilling for oil was up by eight at 405 this week, marking the third weekly increase in a row. The total active U.S. rig count, which includes those drilling for natural gas, also climbed by three to stand at 503, according to Baker Hughes. September West Texas Intermediate crude
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continued to trade lower, with the contract down $1.04, or 1.6%, to $62.65 a barrel on the New York Mercantile Exchange.

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