Oil prices climbed for a seventh straight session on Friday, thanks to a weaker U.S. dollar, in their longest bull run since April but were still set for the worst first-half performance since 1998.
Lingering worries about oversupply have knocked 16 percent off Brent crude so far this year, despite a deal involving OPEC members and some other major producers to curb production by about 1.8 million barrels per day (bpd).
Brent fell 19 percent in the first half of 1998 and would need to close at $46.01 a barrel or lower on Friday to do worse this time.
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