Crude oil prices rose more than 2 percent on Monday, bolstered by a rally in U.S. gasoline and Russia’s willingness to meet other major oil producers to discuss the market. Higher stock prices on Wall Street and a softer dollar provided further support to oil and other dollar-denominated commodities. Global crude benchmark Brent rose by $1.15, or 2.4 percent, at $49.28 a barrel by 10:58 a.m. EDT (1458 GMT) after striking a session high at $49.50. U.S. crude was up 85 cents, or 1.9 percent, at $46.39 after an intraday peak at $46.75. Gasoline surged about 3 percent, helping drive up prices for both crude and other refined fuels. Fuel products are leading the way today though they also seem to be deriving their strength from the broader risk appetite contributed by the equities rally,” said Pete Donovan, broker at Liquidity Energy in New York Russia, one of the world’s top three oil producers, said it was prepared to meet OPEC and non-OPEC oil producers to discuss the market if such a meeting is called. A separate meeting between Russian and Saudi officials was being planned for the end of October, Russian Energy Minister Alexander Novak has said. Moscow had been unwilling in the past to cut its oil output to support prices. Last November, it declined to cooperate with the Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries to defend market share.