1. Oil prices soar on renewed hopes of OPEC output deal

Oil prices jumped as much as 5 percent on Tuesday, bouncing back from multi-month lows on renewed expectations that OPEC will agree later this month to cut production to reduce a supply glut that has weighed on prices for more than two years. (Reuters)

2. Trump considers oil billionaire for energy secretary

Those under consideration for energy secretary include Harold Hamm, an Oklahoma oil tycoon and leading proponent of fracking, and North Dakota Rep. Kevin Cramer, an early Trump supporter from a major oil drilling state. (Portland Press Herald)

3. What Trump's pro-drilling stance means for oil, gas industry

Only time will tell if the Republican’s policies will provide much more of a boost to U.S. oil and gas, which has rallied in recent years thanks to technologies that enable production from previously untapped shale reserves. (USA Today)