LONDON, May 22- Hedge funds have started to rebuild bullish long positions in crude oil as OPEC prepares to extend its production cuts for an additional nine months. Combined Brent and WTI short positions increased by just 22 million barrels in the week to May 16 compared with 71 million in the week to May 9 and 65 million in the week to May 2. By May 16, combined short...
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*Optimism on OPEC extending cuts buoys prices. Brent crude was up 77 cents at $53.28 at 1328 GMT, its highest since April 21, while U.S. benchmark crude oil was up 67 cents at $50.02. Since the start of March, the Brent price has swung from more than $56 a barrel to less than $47 as opinion swayed over whether cuts by the Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries...