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Oil rises, supported by batch of factors

On Thursday oil costs touched a six-week peak as oil rigs in the Gulf of Mexico were emptied because of windstorm, while a British tanker episode in the Middle East featured clashes in the area.

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Brent crude futures added 40 cents to $67.41 a barrel by 0947 GMT. Prior in the session, they tapped their maximum since May 30 at $67.65, closing on Wednesday up 4.4 percent.

U.S. WTI oil futures gained 31 cents to $60.74 a barrel, after hitting their top since May 23 at $60.94. Crude futures added 4.5 percent in the recent session.

Crude prices were additionally upheld by a greenback drop after Fed Chairman Jerome Powell strengthen hopes for U.S. rate of interest shrink.

A decrease in U.S. inventories additionally supported oil costs. U.S. crude shares lost 9.5 million barrels in the week to July 5, the EIA stated, nearly 3.1 million-barrel drop experts had expected as refineries increase the yield.

On Wednesday U.S. oil producers additionally cut about 33 percent of their yield in the Gulf of Mexico due to unfavorable weather conditions.

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