Energy Shares Rise With Oil Futures -- Energy Roundup

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Shares of energy producers rose alongside oil futures after the Energy Information Administration lowered its target for U.S. oil production.

Fears that a return of the U.S. shale-oil boom would mute the impact of OPEC's cuts were a major cause of the recent selloff in oil. In its latest production tally, however, Saudi Arabia exceeded its new production target under the OPEC deal for the first time.

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Oil futures closed above $45 a barrel, one of the closely watched levels because it is close to where many U.S. producers break even on costs.

(-By Rob Curran, rob.curran@dowjones.com)

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July 11, 2017 16:23 ET (20:23 GMT)