WTI crude futures held above $40 a barrel supported by latest robust data from China, which showed the world’s top crude oil importer took in 11.8 million bpd of oil in September, up 5.5% from August and up 17.5% from September last year, a positive sign for global demand. At the same time, the IEA said in its World Energy Outlook that in its central scenario a vaccine and therapeutics could mean the global economy rebounds in 2021 and energy demand recovers by 2023. On the supply side, workers returned to US Gulf Coast platforms after Hurricane Delta, Norwegian workers to offshore rigs after ending a strike, while Libya lifted force majeure at its Sharara oilfield.