U.S. Oil Futures recovered from their losses on Thursday to close the session almost unchanged. The Energy Information Administration report showed that U.S. crude oil inventories had fallen for the third consecutive week, and gasoline and distillate stocks were down by more than expected. Analysts said that uncertainty about the future of the economy and energy demand continued to limit gains in oil prices. West Texas Intermediate crude oil for August delivery CLQ23 rose by a penny on the New York Mercantile Exchange to settle at $71.80 a barrel.