Oil prices were mixed on Friday, amid conflicting US signals over a COVID-19 stimulus package. Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin Thursday said he will not extend several emergency loan programs set up with the Federal Reserve to support the economy, requesting the Fed return to the Treasury the unused funds appropriated by Congress for the operation of the programs. At the same time, US lawmakers may restart talks on new stimulus as virus cases continue to rise. Adding to market caution, the United Arab Emirates (UAE) is suggesting that continuing the current supply cuts may not be the way forward, while Saudi Arabia has been strongly advocating the reverse. Traders now look to OPEC+’s ministerial meeting, to be held on November, 30th and December, 1st for further guidance. At around 06:30 AM GMT, WTI crude was unchanged at $41.74 a barrel, while Brent crude fell 0.1% to $44.14 a barrel.