Oil rebounded toward $ 73 a barrel on Wednesday after falling to its lowest since August, supported by a report that Russia and Saudi Arabia are discussing oil output cuts in 2019.
Crude rebounded from an earlier loss after Russia's TASS news agency 2019 oil production cuts
"I think this is a little bit of verbal intervention, trying to get some speculative length back into the market," said analyst Olivier Jakob of Petromatrix, referring to the talk of possible supply curbs.
Brent crude, the global benchmark, rose $ 1.18 to $ 73.31 a barrel by 1017 GMT. The contract hit $ 71.18 on Tuesday, its lowest since Aug. 1
U.S. crude rose 28 cents to $ 62.49.