Crude oil prices were up during Tuesday’s early trading supported by Russia’s positive statement over OPEC and its allies’ production cut deal that has sustained prices.

During weak pre-Christmas trading, international benchmark Brent crude was trading at $66.59 per barrel at 0622 GMT for a 0.1% gain after it closed Monday at $66.53 a barrel with a 0.64% increase.

American benchmark West Texas Intermediate was at $60.63 a barrel at the same time for a 0.07% increase after ending the previous session at $60.59 per barrel with a 0.23% gain.

OPEC, spearheaded by Saudi Arabia, and non-OPEC, led by

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