It had vacated companies such as BP and Chevron platforms or closed facilities.
Producers have so far stopped 16%, equivalent to 294,000 barrels per day, of oil production due to Storm Zeta, which was a hurricane on Monday but weakened into a tropical storm early in the day, according to the US National Hurricane Center.
Brent crude rose 75 cents, equivalent to 1.9%, to determine the settlement price at 41.21 dollars a barrel. US crude added $ 1.01, or 2.6%, to $ 39.57 at the close.
Both contracts were down more than 3 percent on Monday.
But the price boom resulting from the storm may be short-lived, as renewed demand is expected to weaken in light of the increase in virus cases.
Libya’s production is expected to recover to 1 million barrels per day in the coming weeks, which will complicate efforts by other OPEC members and their allies to reduce supply.
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