Benchmark West Texas Intermediate crude rose $1.22 Tuesday to US$106.09 a barrel in New York. Brent crude, used to price varieties imported by U.S. refineries, rose 44 cents to US$119.91 in London.
A purchasing managers' trade group says U.S. manufacturing benefited from new orders and more production. A measure of employment also increased.
In addition, Chinese manufacturing expanded for a fifth straight month.
However, concerns remained about Europe's struggle with a massive government debt crisis that is hurting the region's economy.
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