Shares of energy producers ticked up as traders bet a 5% drop in the wake of OPEC's disclosure on its production deal Thursday was a knee-jerk reaction. The number of oil rigs drilling in the U.S. rose by two to 722, according to Baker Hughes, underscoring one of the worries for oil traders -- an increase in production on U.S. shale oilfields, which could offset the international producers' cuts.
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A second deadly accident in Colorado involving Anadarko Petroleum is spurring criticism of the company's oil and gas operations in the state.
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May 26, 2017 16:21 ET (20:21 GMT)