Oil traded higher Wednesday morning, resuming an upward move following a 9% drop over the previous two sessions.
Supply concerns remain at the crux of the trade as the European Union worked on gaining support for a ban on Russian oil.
U.S. West Texas Intermediate crude climbed $2.36, or 2.4%, to $102.14 a barrel.
Brent rose $2.44, or 2.4%, to $104.88 a barrel.
Oil prices have slumped this week on concerns about a slowdown in economic activity from prolonged COVID-19 curbs in China and U.S. interest rate hikes.
The EU has proposed an embargo on Russian oil, but a vote, which needs unanimous support, has been delayed as some European nations have voiced concerns that their economies could suffer.
Gasoline prices hit a new all-time high on May 10, amid rising inflation and President Joe Biden’s restrictions on oil and gas production.
According to AAA’s average gas price calculator, the national average cost of a regular gallon of gasoline hit $4.374 on Tuesday.
That passed the previous high of $4.33, set on Friday, March 11.
Reuters contributed to this report.