Baker Hughes BHGE, -0.22% on Friday reported that the number of active U.S. rigs drilling for oil edged up by 1 to 737 this week. The modest figure marked the first weekly rise in four weeks. However, the total active U.S. rig count, which includes oil and natural-gas rigs, fell by 4 to 909, according to Baker Hughes. December West Texas Intermediate crude CLZ7, +0.44% rose $1.06, or 2%, from Thursday, to $53.70 a barrel. It was below the $53.80 it traded at shortly before the rig data.