Australian shares rally

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The local market surged on the back of energy stocks boosted by rising oil prices.

At the close, the ASX 200 was at 5,471.30, up 58.95 points or 1.09%.

Wall Street rallied overnight after OPEC agreed on a deal to limit production.

Australian energy stocks responded with Woodside Petroleum up 7.2% to $28.45, Santos 7.6% to $3.67 and Liquefied Natural Gas Limited 10% to $0.645.

BHP added 4.7% to $22.40.

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