Oil rises 2 percent, boosted by potential OPEC deal

NEW YORK – Oil prices rose about 2 percent on Thursday as signs Saudi Arabia and Russia would limit production through next year pushed the U.S. benchmark back above $50 a barrel. The news outweighed Wednesday’s U.S. data showing record U.S. exports and the return of production at a major Libyan oilfield. Brent futures LCOc1 settled at $57 a barrel, up 2.2 percent, or $1.20, while U.S. crude CLc1 rose 81 cents, or 1.6 percent,…

"Oil rises 2 percent, boosted by potential OPEC deal"