Oil prices fell during the trading Wednesday, to $ 61 a barrel, while waiting for the annual OPEC summit, which is expected to take important decisions on production.
By 0730 GMT, the benchmark Brent crude for February delivery fell 1.3 percent to $ 61.17 a barrel.
US crude futures for January delivery fell 1.5% to $ 52.44 a barrel.
Oil prices were broadly higher this week, with US crude at $ 54 a barrel and a 90-day trade truce between the United States and China.
The Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC) will hold its annual meeting tomorrow in Vienna, which will see important discussions on the level of production, especially with trends to reduce production levels as prices fall. Finished