Oil prices rose on Wednesday after Venezuela raised the prospect of a halt to some crude exports, but gains were capped by reports that the U.S. government had asked Saudi Arabia and some other OPEC producers to increase output. Falling Venezuelan oil production helped push up global crude benchmark Brent LCOc1 to more than $80 a barrel last month. Brent was up 20 cents a barrel at $75.58 by 0900 GMT. U.S. light crude CLc1 was unchanged at $65.52. Venezuela has the world’s biggest oil reserves and is a key supplier to American fuel markets but its output has been hampered by inadequate investment, mismanagement and a confrontation with the United States that has led to sanctions. Three sources have told Reuters that […]