Baker Hughes on Friday reported that the number of active U.S. rigs drilling for oil edged higher by two to 765 rigs this week. That follows a weekly rise of seven rigs. The total active U.S. rig count, which includes oil and natural-gas rigs, was unchanged at 952, according to Baker Hughes. August West Texas Intermediate crude rose 47 cents, or 1%, to $46.55 a barrel on the New York Mercantile Exchange, little changed from the $46.57 level it traded at before the data.
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