Investors will also be monitoring fresh information on U.S. stockpiles of crude and refined products.
Data for the week ending Nov. 16 is expected to show builds of 1 million barrels in crude oil stocks and 1.25 million barrels in gasoline stocks, according to a survey of analysts by Platts, the energy information arm of McGraw-Hill Cos.
The American Petroleum Institute will release its report on oil stocks later Tuesday, while the report from the Energy Department's Energy Information Administration — the market benchmark — will be out on Wednesday.
Brent crude, which is used to price international varieties of oil, was down 21 cents to $111.49 a barrel on the ICE Futures exchange in London.
In other energy futures trading on the New York Mercantile Exchange:
— Wholesale gasoline was down 1.65 cents to $2.7380 a gallon.
— Heating oil added 0.34 cent to $3.0785 a gallon.
— Natural gas gained 4.3 cents to $3.762 per 1,000 cubic feet.
Pamela Sampson in Bangkok contributed to this report.