Oil futures pared some of their modest morning gains in Asia as investors take stock of the market's strong September bounce.
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--After trading slightly higher early morning, November Nymex light, sweet crude on the New York Mercantile Exchange was recently down 5 cents at $51.51 a barrel in the Globex trading session. December Brent stood 3 cents higher at $57.19.
--Both the U.S. and global oil benchmarks started Friday's trading with gains of just under 10% for September amid optimism that a years-long supply glut will start shrinking notably soon. On tap later Friday is the weekly U.S. oil-rig data from Baker Hughes Inc.
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September 29, 2017 00:45 ET (04:45 GMT)