Oil futures were on track to snap a two-slide and recover a fraction of Tuesday's losses ahead of a weekly report on U.S. inventories.
The Energy Information Administration is scheduled to release U.S. crude stockpiles at 10:30 a.m. Eastern Time, which could show a fifth consecutive weekly fall. Analysts expect the government report to reveal a fall of 4.2 million barrels in crude supplies, on average, for the week ended July 12, according to a survey conducted by S&P Global Platts.
August West Texas Intermediate crude gained 70 cents, or 1.2%, to $58.32 a barrel on the New York Mercantile Exchange, recapturing a portion of its 3.3% tumble on Tuesday. International benchmark September Brent added 88 cents, or 1.4%, at $65.22 a barrel on ICE Futures Europe, after its 3.2% skid in the prior session.
Source : MarketWatch