Brent May 2016 futures were over 1 percent in the green, standing at $36.19 per barrel by 17:10 GMT after spiking at over $37 per barrel in early afternoon. WTI April 2016 futures showed a more modest rally, increasing 1.3 percent to $33.50 per barrel by 17:10 GMT.
The rally takes place a day after Venezuelan Oil Minister Eulogio Del Pino's announcement on an expected finalization of the Doha deal between Saudi Arabia, Russia, Qatar and Venezuela to freeze output at January levels throughout 2016.
"We have reached an agreement between Russia, Saudi Arabia and Qatar to hold an extended meeting in mid-March in a city yet to be determined," Del Pino said during an interview with the TeleSUR television broadcaster.
The minister added that the meeting's participants urge all oil producers, both Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC) and non-OPEC members, to join the deal. So far, the deal was endorsed by Iran, Ecuador, Algeria, Nigeria and the non-OPEC member Oman.