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Rig count increases for 17th week in a row

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According to the May 12 Baker Hughes rig count, drillers added 8 rigs for a total of 885 total rigs exploring for oil and gas. It’s the 17th straight week of increases. The count is up 479 from last year at this time. Oil rigs increased by nine, while the total rigs exploring for gas dropped by one. It’s no surprise ...

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Oil slides again as focus returns to heavy glut

LONDON – Oil prices fell on Thursday, with U.S. crude dipping below $40 per barrel, retreating from early gains amid a persistent global glut of crude and refined fuel. Brent crude futures were down 20 cents at $43.94 a barrel by 1411 GMT. Rising U.S. stockpiles served as the most visible evidence of oversupply in oil markets. Goldman Sachs said ...

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