Saudi energy minister Khalid al-Falih expects everyone to stick with deal, doesn’t foresee an exit soon

OPEC plans to hold an open session, with media, through around 9 a.m. London time before going into a closed session at midday, according to a tentative schedule on OPEC’s website. Non-OPEC members are set to join at around 3 p.m., which has a joint press conference to follow proceedings.

Brent crude traded at around $63.43 on Thursday morning, up 0.51 percent, while U.S. crude was trading at $57.42, up 0.21 percent.

The cost of oil collapsed through near $0 a barrel in June 2014 due to weak demand, a strong dollar in addition to booming U.S. shale production. OPEC’s reluctance to cut output was also seen as a key reason behind the fall. however, the oil cartel soon moved to curb production — along with various other oil-producing nations — in late 2016.

The exporters reached the current deal last November in addition to have already extended the agreement once through March 2018.

— CNBC’s Patti Domm contributed to that will report.

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