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Oil prices saw marginal gains during early trading on Thursday with a decline in the U.S.’ crude oil stocks and production.

International benchmark Brent crude was trading at $66.24 per barrel at 0633 GMT with a 0.12% rise after it closed Wednesday at $66.16 a barrel.

American benchmark West Texas Intermediate was at $60.88 a barrel at the same time with a 0.13% increase after it ended the previous session at $60.80 per barrel.

Crude oil production in the U.S. fell slightly by 7,000 barrels per day (bpd) for the week ending Dec. 13, according to the country’s Energy

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