Oil remained unchanged, while traders assessed the effects of expectations of signing a trade agreement between the US and China and rising inventories in the United States.
Futures were trading at $58 per barrel in new York, after gaining 1.1% in the previous session.
The American petroleum Institute reported that oil stocks in the U.S. rose by a 3.64 million barrels for the week.
Donald trump said that the US and China make the final steps before signing a trade agreement.
West Texas Intermediate January delivery rose 13 cents to $58.54 per barrel, while January Brent gained 14 cents to $64.41.
The premium over WTI was $5.88.
Analysts polled by Bloomberg expect the official report to show the inventory reduction in the amount of 878,000 barrels on Wednesday.
The reserves grew 9 from 10 weeks to 15 November, reported the energy information Administration.