Oil prices were steady on Monday, but news of another increase in U.S. drilling activity spread concern over rising output just as many of the world’s oil producers are trying to comply with a deal to pump less in an attempt to prop up prices.
The number of active U.S. oil rigs rose to the highest since November 2015 last week, according to Baker Hughes data, showing drillers are taking advantage of oil prices above $50 a barrel.
Global benchmark Brent crude oil prices were down 5 cents at $55.47 a barrel at 1226 GMT, while U.S. crude futures traded up 9 cents at $53.26.
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