Oil prices rose for the 5th session on Tuesday amid expectations that demand will start to improve as several nations in Europe and Asia and some US states began to ease COVID-19 lockdown measures. Also, Genscape reported a 1.8 million barrel increase in inventories in Cushing, Oklahoma, last week, a sign that the build-up in stocks was beginning to slow. WTI increased more than 10%, hitting a session high of $22.5 a barrel and the Brent crude went up more than 7% to $29.18 a barrel.