In this Friday March 16, 2012 photo, made available March 26, 2012, oil rigs belonging to PetroChina are seen near the banks of a snow covered lake in Daqing in northeastern China's Heilongjiang province. The price of oil rose slightly Monday Dec. 3, 2012, as a strong manufacturing report from China countered a weak one in the U.S. An index measuring manufacturing in China showed expansion in November for the first time in 13 months. China is the world's second-largest economy and a huge consumer of oil. A better economy there suggests that energy consumption is likely to grow, pushing oil prices higher. (AP Photo) CHINA OUT

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In this Friday March 16, 2012 photo, made available March 26, 2012, oil rigs belonging to PetroChina are seen near the banks of a snow covered lake in Daqing in northeastern China's Heilongjiang province. The price of oil rose slightly Monday Dec. 3, 2012, as a strong manufacturing report from China countered a weak one in the U.S. An index measuring manufacturing in China showed expansion in November for the first time in 13 months. China is the world's second-largest economy and a huge consumer of oil. A better economy there suggests that energy consumption is likely to grow, pushing oil prices higher.   (AP Photo) CHINA OUT
In this Friday March 16, 2012 photo, made available March 26, 2012, oil rigs belonging to PetroChina are seen near the banks of a snow covered lake in Daqing in northeastern China's Heilongjiang province. The price of oil rose slightly Monday Dec. 3, 2012, as a strong manufacturing report from China countered a weak one in the U.S. An index measuring manufacturing in China showed expansion in November for the first time in 13 months. China is the world's second-largest economy and a huge consumer of oil. A better economy there suggests that energy consumption is likely to grow, pushing oil prices higher. (AP Photo) CHINA OUT
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