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Baker Hughes reports a rise in U.S. oil-rig count for fifth week in a row

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By Myra P. Saefong

Data from Baker Hughes /quotes/zigman/219109/composite BHI -0.11% Friday revealed that the number of active U.S. rigs drilling for oil rose by 6 to 597 rigs this week. That marked the fifth weekly increase in a row. The total active U.S. rig count, which includes oil and natural-gas rigs, also rose by 10 to 751, according to Baker Hughes. March West Texas Intermediate crude /quotes/zigman/7236245/delayed CLH7 +1.27% held onto earlier declines after the figures, trading down 15 cents, or 0.3%, at $53.21 a barrel on the New York Mercantile Exchange.

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Oil logs weekly drop on concerns over rise in U.S. crude supply and output

/quotes/zigman/219109/composite
US : U.S.: NYSE
$ 60.70
-0.07 -0.11%
Volume: 801,284
Feb. 21, 2017 2:20p
P/E Ratio
N/A
Dividend Yield
1.12%
Market Cap
$25.84 billion
Rev. per Employee
$298,212
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/quotes/zigman/7236245/delayed
US : U.S.: Nymex
$ 54.08
+0.68 +1.27%
Volume: 34,818
Feb. 21, 2017 2:10p
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