Oil prices rose for a second session on Thursday, recovering from earlier losses.
Brent added 26 cents to $72.86 a barrel while West Texas Intermediate (WTI) crude rose 12 cents, to $69.42 a barrel.
About 77% of U.S. Gulf production remained offline on Tuesday, as the market lost about 17.5 million barrels of oil so far.
However, prices were pressured by the U.S. Energy Information Administration on Wednesday cutting its 2021 global oil demand growth forecast with little change to its 2022 estimate.
American Petroleum Institute (API) data showed that crude drawdown for the week ended Sept. 3 was smaller than expected in a Reuters poll, but gasoline and distillate drawdowns were bigger than expected.