Oil futures remained steady in midday Asia trading with Wednesday's settlement levels, holding on to overnight gains even as the dollar has continued to rise.
--November Nymex light, sweet crude on the New York Mercantile Exchange was recently up 4 cents at $50.73 a barrel in the Globex trading session while ICE Brent fell 8 cents to $56.21. Both on Wednesday set fresh multi-month closing highs.
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--On tap Friday is a meeting involving the Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries and non-OPEC members regarding their ongoing production-cap agreement. The prospect of another extension or deeper reductions would add to already-bullish sentiment in some quarters that this year's output maximums are starting to help cut global inventories.
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September 21, 2017 00:33 ET (04:33 GMT)