Weak economic data from the US and China led to US crude dropping 13¢ to stand at $83.95 a barrel, while Brent crude rose 12¢ to $110.

Oil prices were also supported by the closure of a major oilfield in China due to oil leaks and the shutdown of crude production in the US Gulf of Mexico.

In Libya, where 1.6 million barrels per day of crude production remain offline, the country’s conflict could be nearing a resolution in a secretly negotiated bid by former president Muammar Gaddafi, according to Reuters.