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Sanusi Barkindo, Secretary general of the Organisation of Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC), has recently crossed the wires saying that he was confident they would be able to reach a deal Friday at the Vienna summit.

Crude oil prices reacted positively to these remarks and the barrel of West Texas Intermediate rose above the $65 mark. Meanwhile, Brent futures were last seen up 0.2% at $75.20.