Oil’s rally above $45 a barrel hit the brakes on Monday. (Bloomberg) — Oil’s rally above $45 a barrel hit the brakes on Monday after OPEC talks ended without a clear stance on whether to delay an output increase in January. Futures extended losses after closing 0.4% lower in New York following news that members of the cartel rescheduled a meeting with allies to Thursday. Further talks were needed after members failed to reach an agreement among themselves. This month’s price jump has some countries questioning the need to extend production curbs that are set to expire. “Our expectations is that they do roll the cuts forward into mid-next year, but the ground is shakier, and like always, it’s about what is Saudi thinking,” said Vikas Dwivedi, a global energy strategist for Macquarie Group Ltd in Houston. “As price goes up, it’s going to be a lot more tempting […]