Oil prices traded lower as the Organisation of the Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC) confirmed that its production increased in March. OPEC said that it produced 30.79 million barrels a day of oil in March, a rise of 810,000 from February, according to secondary sources.
The production rise was led by Saudi Arabia, Iraq and Libya.
OPEC forecasts that demand for its oil would be average 28.25 million barrels a day in the second quarter of 2015, up 80,000 barrels a day from the previous estimate.
WTI crude oil for May delivery fell to $55.07 a barrel on the New York Mercantile Exchange. Brent crude oil increased to $62.54 a barrel on ICE Futures Europe.