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Oil slump drives US drillers to idle the most rigs in 2 years

With oil at US$60 a barrel, US producers have curbed spending

The yields from new wells in shale formations including North Dakota's Bakken (above) and Texas's Eagle Ford are projected to reach records next month.

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US OIL drillers idled the most rigs in almost two years as they face oil trading below US$60 a barrel and escalating competition from suppliers abroad.

Rigs targeting oil dropped by 29 last week to 1,546, the lowest level since June and the biggest decline since...

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