Oil rises after U.S. threat of sanctions on Venezuela crude::

* U.S. says it could impose sanctions on Venezuela oil exports

* Venezuela opposition leader declares himself interim president

* Further drop in Venezuelan exports could squeeze global supply (Updates with comment, refreshes prices, adds graphics; changes dateline from SINGAPORE)

Oil rose on Thursday, shaking off persistent concern about the outlook for demand after the U.S. government said it could impose sanctions on OPEC member Venezuela’s crude exports.



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