Brent crude, used to price international varieties of oil, gained $1.24 to finish at $111.88 per barrel on the ICE Futures exchange in London.
In other energy futures trading on the Nymex:
— Wholesale gasoline rose 1 cent to end at $2.75 a gallon.
— Natural gas rose 4.6 cents to finish at $3.37 per 1,000 cubic feet, continuing a rally from late last week.
AP Business Writer Pamela Sampson in Bangkok contributed to this report.