Oil Updates — crude falls on conflicting OPEC+, Russia messages amid stronger dollar

RIYADH: Oil prices softened in early trade on Friday on conflicting messages from Russia and Saudi Arabia ahead of the next policy meeting of the Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries and its allies, known as OPEC+, and a strong According to Dollar, Reuters. Brent crude fell 30 cents to $75.96 a barrel at 3:15 a.m. GMT, while US West Texas Intermediate was down 14 cents at $71.69 a barrel.