Oil prices inch higher on output cut support, but US virus spike caps gains

Oil prices cautiously rose in early trade on Tuesday with major producers sticking to supply cuts, but gains were capped as U.S. coronavirus cases surged, potentially hampering a recovery in fuel demand. US West Texas Intermediate (WTI) crude futures climbed 13 cents, or 0.3%, to $40.76 a barrel at 0103 GMT, recouping a 2 cent loss from Monday.

Brent crude futures rose 7 cents, or 0.2%, to $43.17, adding to a 0.7% gain on Monday. The market is still being supported by a bigger-than-expected drawdown in U.S. crude stockpiles.....

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