USA crude stocks also fell unexpectedly last week, the American Petroleum Institute said on Tuesday, as supply from various producers was being curbed.
On London-based ICE Futures, the price of Brent crude oil to be delivered in May advanced by $0.77, to $66.58 a barrel. Distillate fuel inventories gained a modest 400,000 barrels, after falling by 2.4 million barrels in the last week of February.
Oil prices rose on Wednesday, after an official forecast showed slower-than-expected US production and USA sanctions stalled exports from Venezuela. "They're on a mission to get prices back up to $80 a barrel", said Phil Flynn, senior market analyst at Price Futures Group Inc.in Chicago.
For the 24 hours to 23:00 GMT, Crude Oil rose 0.44% against the United States dollars and closed at USD57.16 per barrel, after the Energy Information Administration, in its short-term Energy outlook, lowered its projections for U.S. crude production growth. "It looks very supportive as refiners come out of maintenance".
April West Texas Intermediate crude, +0.82 per cent rose 86 cents, or 1.5 per cent, to $56.93 a barrel on the New York Mercantile Exchange, after prices rose 0.5 per cent last week, according to Dow Jones Market Data.
On Tuesday, the EIA revised down its estimate for domestic crude production growth in 2019.
Venezuela's worst blackout on record has left most of the country without power for six days, with hospitals struggling to keep equipment running, food rotting in the tropical heat and exports from the main oil terminal were shut down.
"The ministers reviewed various Saudi investment proposals in the Indian oil and gas sector, including the urgent steps to be taken to expedite the implementation of the first joint venture West Coast Refinery and Petrochemical Project in Maharashtra, estimated to cost the USA $44 billion, which will be the largest greenfield refinery in the world", a government statement said on Sunday.
Crude rallied this year after the Organisation of the Petroleum Exporting Countries (OEPC) and its allies including Russian Federation, a group known as OPEC+, returned to supply cuts as of January 1.
Offsetting OPEC efforts to tighten the market and disruptions like Venezuela is a surge in USA oil supply.
In terms of production, "there's nothing really bearish about the markets", said Brynne Kelly, an energy trader and analyst in NY.
Attention has focussed since the Lion Air crash on an automated anti-stall system in the 737 Max that dips the plane's nose down. Norwegian Air has said it will seek compensation from Boeing for costs and lost revenue after grounding its 737 Max fleet.
The Scottish Greens claim nine councils have now indicated that pupils taking part in the protests will not face punishment. More marches were planned throughout Europe and the United States later on Friday, while Asia and Oceania also protest.
Analysts have said the case against Aisyah appeared weaker since there was no video evidence of her accosting Kim at the airport. He had been living overseas for years but could have been seen as a threat to Kim Jong Un's rule.
Mr Oevstegaard added: 'Greta Thunberg has launched a mass movement which I see as a major contribution to peace'. Today's protest, which will be mirrored by young activists around the world, is slated to be even bigger.
NSW Education Minister Rob Stokes has warned that students who miss school in order to attend protests will be breaking the law. Annabella Pinheiro, Eva Attwood, Ashleigh Murray and Alex Butler at the Sydney protest.
"Police urge anyone in central Christchurch to stay off the streets and report any suspicious behavior", he said in a statement. The gunman live streamed the brutal attack on Facebook and wrote a 31-page manifesto about his plans to carry out the event.
In midday trading, France's CAC 40 shed 0.3 percent to 5,254 while Germany's DAX lost its gains to trade flat at 11,518. Phil Murphy and legislative leaders said they've agreed on legislation to legalize recreational marijuana for adults.
Salim said Huong should also be accorded the same treatment although both were charged separately, but a joint trial was held. Foreign Minister Pham Binh Minh made the plea in a phone call Tuesday with his counterpart, Saifuddin Abdullah.
He also warned of tariffs being applied on the European Union if trade talks with the United States falter. She told BBC News NI that she would "very much" like to se the U.S. president visit Northern Ireland.
The arrival of Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has rejuvenated the Red Devils, after Jose Mourinho's controversial spell in Manchester. The biggest result was Ajax seeing off defending champions Real Madrid in incredible fashion at the Santiago Bernabeu.
Teddy Bridgewater reportedly staying with Saints
Taylor is expected to sign with the Los Angeles Chargers to be Phillip Rivers' backup, according to the NFL Network. Bridgewater also seemed to acknowledge the odd symmetry his return has with Brees' arrival in New Orleans.
Shots fired at New Zealand mosque, casualties reported
According to CNN , the gunfire beginning around 1:40 p.m. local time when there was a "gunfire sound coming from the back side". Bush would not confirm whether or not police were searching for additional offenders in connection to the shootings .
Tesla unveils Model Y
The Y will be what the Tesla Model 3 was to the Tesla Model S: a more affordable, accessible version of a luxury vehicle. Tesla will announce the Model Y's features plus pricing, as well as offering test drives for those in attendance.
Bernie Sanders, Senate OK end to U.S
This decisive vote will end "the American facilitation of the Yemen war and the world's largest humanitarian crises". Bernie Sanders of Vermont and Republican Sen.
Golden Tate Agrees To Four-Year, $37.5M Deal With Giants
This seems like a odd move for a team that's supposedly in rebuild-mode, and though I don't love the fit, I do love the player. Adams originally entered the National Football League with the New York Giants as an undrafted free agent out of CT in 2016.