Crude closed lower as traders weighed conflicting supply signals from Saudi Arabia, Russia and Venezuela. Futures fell 0.3 percent in New York on Friday. Oil ministers from Saudi Arabia and Russia are set to talk next week, fueling speculation that two of the world’s biggest crude exporters may be ready to wind down historic production limits. Meanwhile, Venezuelan oil exports have been crippled as the Latin American nation spirals toward economic collapse. “This shift to OPEC actively contemplating relieving production cuts puts a pretty bearish spin on this market,” said Rob Haworth, who helps oversee $151 billion at U.S. Bank Wealth Management in Seattle. “That’s really what we’re under pressure from.” Next week’s discussion between Russian Energy Minister Alexander Novak and his Saudi counterpart Khalid Al-Falih in Moscow may be a prelude to a broader gathering of OPEC members and allied producers later this month. The U.S. has appealed […]