Crude oil futures rode a late session upswing to end 2020 higher, as the market looked to a Jan. 4 OPEC+ meeting for next direction. Not registered? Receive daily email alerts, subscriber notes & personalize your experience. Register Now NYMEX February WTI settled 12 cents higher at $48.52/b and ICE March Brent climbed 17 cents to settle at $51.80/b. With oil markets closed Jan. 1 for the New Year’s Day holiday, the next driver is likely to be the OPEC+ group meeting Jan. 4, when ministers will decide on production quotas for February. Russian Deputy Prime Minister Alexander Novak floated the possibility Dec. 25 of another 500,000 b/d increase for February, the maximum monthly amount allowed under the rules set by the […]