Oil prices rose early on Friday for a sixth consecutive day and were on track for weekly and monthly gains after the defeats on climate policies that major oil firms suffered at the hands of shareholders and judges. As of 9:22 a.m. EDT on Friday, WTI Crude prices were up by 0.82 percent at $67.40, after settling on Thursday at their highest level since the end of October 2018. Brent Crude was also up and nearing the $70 mark—at $69.86, up by 0.66 percent on the day. Expectations that reopening economies and higher travel numbers in the United States and Europe would boost fuel demand outweighed this week concerns about the coronavirus spread in parts of Asia and the potential return of Iranian oil to the market. In addition, analysts widely expect OPEC+ to reaffirm at its meeting next Tuesday plans to unwind the cuts by 840,000 barrels per […]