US crude fell by 11¢ to stand at $85.05 a barrel today, while Brent crude gained 2¢ to $110.17 a barrel due to decreasing US crude stocks.

Brent crude was also supported by positive manufacturing data and economic growth hopes, reports Reuters.

US crude stockpiles fell by 2.21 million barrels to 351.77 million barrels in the week to 19 August against a forecast for an 800,000 barrel increase, according to the Energy Information Administration.