Oil prices steady as stockpiles rise

Oil prices steadied on Wednesday near six-month highs after data that showed U.S. stockpiles rose to their highest levels since October 2017, countering fears of tight supply resulting from OPEC output cuts and U.S. sanctions on Venezuela and Iran.
Brent crude futures lost nine cents to $74.42 a barrel.
U.S. West Texas Intermediate crude futures fell 49 cents to $65.81 a barrel. 

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