Oil rises ahead of OPEC meeting with oil companies
Oil prices rose early on Monday ahead of a meeting between OPEC and US shale oil companies in Houston, raising expectations that oil producers will discuss how to get rid of excess oil supplies on world markets.
Brent crude was up 44 cents, or 0.68 percent, at $ 64.81 a barrel.
WTI rose 41 cents, or 0.67 percent, to $ 61.66 a barrel.
Oil ministers from OPEC and other world oil majors are due to meet in Houston as the world's largest energy conference opens on Monday.
OPEC Secretary-General Mohamed Barkindo and other FAO officials are expected to attend a dinner on Monday with US oil companies on the sidelines of the conference.