Oil Futures Gain For The Day, But End Lower For The Week

By Myra P. Saefong Markets MarketWatch Pulse

Oil futures settled higher Friday, with major oil producers set to meet this weekend with plans to shore up their recent decision to cut back output. For the week, however, prices lost about 0.4% as some doubts lingered that producers outside of the Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries will fully support the agreement. January West Texas Intermediate crude rose 66 cents, or 1.3%, to settle at $51.50 a barrel on the New York Mercantile Exchange.

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