Will OPEC agree to a freeze output in September?

1. Oil Prices Reach Their Highest Levels In More Than Five Weeks

West Texas Intermediate crude reached $46.16 per barrel on Tuesday, its highest since July 15. (Reuters)

2. Russia Says Oil Market Talks with Saudi Developing

"We are cooperating in the framework of consultations regarding the oil market with OPEC countries and producers from outside the organization, and are determined to continue dialogue to achieve market stability," Russia Energy Minister Alexander Novak told Saudi-owned newspaper Asharq al-Awsat. (CNBC)

3. Will OPEC Agree to Freeze Output in September?

OPEC and non-OPEC countries are again flirting with the idea of a production freeze to accelerate oil-market rebalancing, according to recent statements by several oil ministers. (Reuters)