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 2 to 344 for the week ending May 7 from 342 the previous week.
The number of US oil rigs also rose by 52 compared to one year ago.
At Friday's trading close, the price of international benchmark Brent crude stood at $68.25 per barrel, while American benchmark West Texas Intermediate (WTI) was at $64.88 a barrel.
By Ebru Sengul Cevrioglu