Oil prices rose on Thursday, lifted by a weaker dollar and extending gains from the previous session when a surprise third consecutive weekly U.S. crude inventory draw tightened supply. U.S. West Texas Intermediate (WTI) crude oil futures CLc1 were trading at $45.76 per barrel at 0659 GMT (02:59 a.m. EDT), up 42 cents, or 0.9 percent, from their previous close. The contract gained as much as 3 percent the day before. International benchmark Brent crude futures LCOc1 were also up, gaining 39 cents, or 0.8 percent, from their last close to $47.22 per barrel. Jeffrey Halley of Singapore-based brokerage Oanda said that “the oil comeback continued overnight, helped by a number of tailwinds” that included “the U.S.-dollar (is) being sold against everything, including oil” as well as a “another huge fall in EIA crude inventories.” The dollar stumbled to a near 4-week low against the yen JPY= on Thursday.