Brent crude LCOc1 futures rose 53 cents, or 0.6%, at $97.31 a barrel by 0020 GMT while West Texas Intermediate (WTI) crude CLc1 futures rose 55 cents, also a 0.6% gain, to $91.21. Both benchmark fell to their weakest levels since February in the previous session.新2手机网址（www.99cx.vip）实时更新发布最新最快的新2手机网址、新2手机网址线路、新2手机网址登录网址、新2手机网址管理端、新2手机网址手机版登录网址、新2手机皇冠登录网址。
Oil prices rose in early Asian trade on Thursday, bouncing off multi-month lows in the previous session caused by data signalling weak U.S. fuel demand.
Brent crude LCOc1 futures rose 53 cents, or 0.6%, at $97.31 a barrel by 0020 GMT while West Texas Intermediate (WTI) crude CLc1 futures rose 55 cents, also a 0.6% gain, to $91.21. Both benchmark fell to their weakest levels since February in the previous session.
U.S. crude oil inventories rose unexpectedly last week as exports fell and refiners lowered runs, while gasoline stocks also posted a surprise build as demand slowed, the Energy Information Administration said. Read full story
On the supply side, ministers for the Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC) and allies including Russia, known as OPEC+, agreed to a small increase in the group's output target, equal to about 0.1% of global oil demand.
While the United States has asked the group to boost output, spare capacity is limited and Saudi Arabia may be reluctant to beef up production at the expense of Russia, hit by sanctions over the Ukraine invasion that Moscow calls "a special operation".
Ahead of the meeting, OPEC+ trimmed its forecast for the oil market surplus this year by 200,000 barrels per day (bpd) to 800,000 bpd, three delegates told Reuters.
Supporting prices, the Caspian Pipeline Consortium (CPC), which connects Kazakh oil fields with the Russian Black Sea port of Novorossiisk, said that supplies were significantly down, without providing figures - Reuters,
Oil price falls to nearly 6-month lows after surprise U.S. crude, gasoline build
HOUSTON: Oil prices slid about 4% on Wednesday to almost six-month lows, after U.S. data showed crude and gasoline stockpiles unexpectedly surged last week and as OPEC+ said it would raise its oil output target by 100,000 barrels per day (bpd).
Brent crude LCOc1 futures settled down $3.76, or 3.7%, at $96.78 a barrel. That was its lowest settlement since Feb. 21.
West Texas Intermediate (WTI) crude CLc1 futures fell $3.76, or 4%, to $90.66, the lowest settlement since Feb. 10. The contract reached a session low of $90.38 a barrel, weakest since Feb. 25.
Both contracts seesawed during in the session.
The premium for front-month Brent futures over barrels loading in six months' time LCOc1-LCOc7 is at a three-month low, indicating waning concern about tight supply. The same premium for WTI futures CLc1-CLc7 neared a four-month low.