U.S. oil futures rose modestly in Asia while the global benchmark was little changed in some consolidation trading following Thursday's rebound.
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--January light, sweet crude on the New York Mercantile Exchange was recently up 0.2% at $57.16 a barrel in the Globex trading session. February Brent fell 2 cents to $63.29.
-- Oil climbed Thursday as concerns about the North Sea Forties pipeline outage resurfaced as it may be offline for up to a month. Analysts say it could start having an impact on WTI as it's $6/barrel cheaper than Brent, making imports of it more economical.
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(END) Dow Jones Newswires
December 14, 2017 23:05 ET (04:05 GMT)