Baker Hughes on Friday reported that the number of active U.S. rigs drilling for oil rose by four to 667 this week. That followed declines in each of the last seven weeks. The total active U.S. rig count, meanwhile, was unchanged from last week at 799, according to Baker Hughes. Oil prices held onto their earlier gains, with January West Texas Intermediate crude up 85 cents, or 1.4%, at $60.03 a barrel.
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