Hurricane Nate may strengthen on Saturday, threatening to hit the U.S.
Oil prices were steady on Tuesday, as traders weighed up the dampening effect on demand of Hurricane Irma versus refinery restarts in the wake of Hurricane Harvey.
Oil and petrochemical plants along the U.S. Gulf Coast intend to go ahead with plans for near record spending on expansions next year.
Asian shares bounced back on Thursday after U.S. President Donald Trump and congressional leaders.
Benchmark U.S. gasoline prices slumped on Monday to pre-Hurricane Harvey levels as oil refineries and pipelines in the U.S. Gulf Coast slowly resumed activity.