Oil futures rose on Friday to notch a gain of 0.8% for the week, with optimism surrounding a potential phase one of a U.S.-China trade deal offering support for prices, even as some signs point to a more ample supply outlook. Weekly data from Baker Hughes /zigman2/quotes/205323712/composite BKR -0.36% , meanwhile, revealed a fourth straight decline in the number of active U.S. oil drilling rigs, implying a slowdown in production activity. December West Texas Intermediate oil rose 95 cents, or 1.7%, to settle at $57.72 a barrel on the New York Mercantile Exchange.
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Oil moves up on trade deal optimism to settle higher for the week