Oil rose above $60 a barrel in New York ahead of a high-stakes OPEC+ policy meeting, with producers debating whether to extend deep supply curbs to drain stockpiles and safeguard a rally. West Texas Intermediate advanced 1.9% after tumbling over the previous two sessions. Prices fell Wednesday after an OPEC+ panel meeting ended without a policy recommendation, while a fresh lockdown in France stoked demand concerns. Still, positive signs from the U.S., as well as parts of Asia, highlight the complexity of the decision facing OPEC+ ministers later on Thursday. As well as the patchy recovery in consumption, there are political pressures too, with the U.S. energy secretary on Wednesday calling her Saudi counterpart to highlight the importance of “affordable energy.” Crude’s advance ran into turbulence in March While the rollout of coronavirus vaccines and supply curbs have underpinned a fourth quarterly gain for crude, the rebound has faltered […]