Crude oil prices edged higher in early trading Wednesday in thin volumes amid expectations OPEC will hold the production line, though doubts persist. Members of the Organization of Petroleum Exporting Countries and non-OPEC members agreed to meet Jan. 13 to review compliance with recent agreements to start cutting production next week. The move is designed to ease the supply-side strains that pulled oil prices below $30 per barrel in early 2016 and investors saw word of the meeting as a reason for optimism. Iraqi Oil Minister Jabar al-Luaibi told the official Kuwait News Agency his country was committed to cutting as much as 210,000 barrels per day from production starting next month. Iraq, he said, is keen on maintaining balance in the global market and has an eye on oil priced at $60 per barrel. The price for Brent crude oil moved up […]