U.S. Oil Rig Increase Shows Producers Are Drilling Again: Chart

U.S. oil producers are drilling again. Rigs capped their first three-week gain since August, according to Baker Hughes Inc. data on June 17. Behind the build: a more than 80 percent gain in crude prices from a 12-year low in February and disruptions that saw West Texas Intermediate touch a 10-month high of $51.67 a barrel on June 9.

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