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Oil prices were steady on Friday. Brent crude was down 2 cents, at $40.04, while U.S. WTI crude was up 12 cents, to $37.42 a barrel. Prices were on track for a second weekly fall after U.S. stock markets tumbled. In the US, stockpiles rose last week, against expectations, as refineries slowly returned to operations after production sites were shut down due to storms in the Gulf of Mexico.