The oil rig count in the US rose this week, according to the latest data released by oilfield services company Baker Hughes on Friday.
The number of oil rigs, an indicator of short-term production in the country, increased by 8 to 373 for the week ending June 18 from 365 the previous week.
The number of US oil rigs rose by 189 compared to one year ago.
At Friday's trading close, the price of international benchmark Brent crude stood at $73.51 per barrel, while American benchmark West Texas Intermediate (WTI) was at $71.64 a barrel.
By Gulsen Cagatay