Brent crude futures were at $70.85 a barrel at 0021 GMT, up 48 cents, or 0.7%, from their last close. Brent closed little changed in the previous session.
U.S. crude oil refinery inputs averaged 16.6 million barrels per day during the week ending September 28, 2018, which was 77,000 barrels per day more than the previous week’s average. Refineries operated at 90.4% of their operable capacity last week. Gasoline production increased last week, averaging 10.0 million barrels per day. Distillate fuel production increased last week, averaging 5.0 million barrels per day.