Energy futures are trading mostly higher this morning after OPEC members agreed to create a committee to study how a currency basket for pricing oil might work, despite resistance from Saudi Arabia. Also supporting prices were comments by Venezuelaâs President, Chavez, at over the weekend, who said that $100 a barrel was a fair price for crude and that prices could rise to $200 a barrel âif the United States is crazy enough to invade Iran.â However, Iranâs President, Ahmadinejad, later downplayed the possibility of a U.S. attack by saying that the Bush Administration lacks the âeconomic, political and military meansâ to carry one out, adding that âwise men in the U.S. wonât allow an attack.â Although OPEC made no explicit reference to the weak dollar in its communiquÃ©, it did say that the cartel would âstudy ways and means of enhancing financial cooperation among OPEC Member Countries, including proposals by some of the Heads of State and Government in their statements to the Summit.â According to Dow Jones, Iraqâs oil minister, al Sharistani, told reporters after the summit that âThe committee is to submit to OPEC its recommendation on a basket of currencies that OPEC members will deal with.â The minister gave no time-line for the recommendation. In addition, the Secretary General of the Gulf Cooperation Council, al-Attiyah, said yesterday that members, which include Saudi Arabia and Kuwait, would discuss a proposal to revalue their currencies in Doha, Qatar, on Dec. 3-4. Saudi Aramco reported yesterday that a fire broke out at a natural gas pipeline in Eastern Saudi Arabia, killing 28 people. The fire did not disrupt gas supplies. A Saudi adviser to Saudi Arabia's oil ministry said there was no link between the explosion and the OPEC summit. He said there was no question the fire was an accident and terrorism was ruled out. In the U.S., Western Refining said that it shut a recycle compressor at its 122K b/d El Paso, Texas, refinery after a fire on Nov. 17. The company did not say whether production had been affected. According to the CFTCâs Commitment of Traders Report, net long positions in WTI crude futures fell 74% last week to 27,566 contracts, while contracts to sell oil jumped 35%. On the weather front, Accuweather wrote today that snow is on the way out of the Northeast today. The forecaster predicts that a warm front on Tuesday will bring a spell of mild weather to New England that is to remain through Thanksgiving. Temperatures may challenge the 60 degree mark on Thanksgiving Day as far north as southern New England. At 12:30 p.m. BST WTI crude futures are up $0.65 at $94.50. RBOB gasoline futures are up 1.46 cents to 239.00 and heating oil futures are rising 1.64 cents to 260.35. Natural gas futures are down 1.7 cents to $7.984. The above commentary is provided to subscribers of Ransquawk's recently launched energy channel. The energy channel is a real-time audio news service covering U.S. energy markets and major NYMEX products. To sign up for a free 1 week trial, e-mail us at firstname.lastname@example.org with your contact details. Why Subscribe? Ransquawkâs Energy Channel is the first real-time audio news service specifically catered toward energy traders. We offer unmatched content from top energy sources and technical information in real-time, giving traders an edge from a fundamental and technical perspective.