Brent crude, which sets the price of oil used by many U.S. refineries to make gasoline, was up $1.34 to $105.46 on the ICE Futures exchange in London.
In other energy futures trading on the Nymex:
— Heating oil rose 3.94 cents to $2.9492 per gallon.
— Wholesale gasoline advanced 4.34 cents to $2.907 per gallon.
— Natural gas added 2 cents to $4.145 per 1,000 cubic feet.
Pamela Sampson in Bangkok contributed to this report.