Oil prices rose in Asian trade on Monday after Venezuela said that OPEC and non-OPEC countries were close to reaching an output stabilizing deal and as clashes in Libya raised concerns that efforts to restart crude exports could be disrupted. Brent crude futures LCOc1 were trading at $46.39 per barrel at 0046 GMT (08:46 p.m. EDT), up 62 cents, or 1.4 percent, from their last settlement. U.S. West Texas Intermediate futures CLc1 were up 63 cents, or 1.5 percent, at $43.66 a barrel. Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro said on Sunday that a deal between OPEC and non-OPEC countries could be announced this month. OPEC members may call an extraordinary meeting to discuss oil prices if they reach consensus at an informal gathering in Algiers this month, OPEC […]