Crude Oil Prices Recover After 4-Day Losing Streak

People work at the Halfaya oilfield in Amara, southeast of Baghdad, January 21, 2016. REUTERS/Essam Al-Sudani

 Crude oil prices recouped some of this week’s losses in early morning trade on Thursday, as growing expectations that OPEC will extend an ongoing production cut agreement at a meeting at the end of this month offset concern over rising U.S. crude stockpiles and output.