NEW YORK (TheStreet) -- Marathon Oil (MRO) - Get Report stock is gaining 6.73% to $14.58 in afternoon trading on Tuesday after oil prices climbed, regaining some of the losses from Monday's trading session.

WTI crude is rising 2.37% to $47.43 per barrel on the New York Mercantile Exchange, while Brent crude is increasing 2.25% to $48.22 per barrel on the Intercontinental Exchange this afternoon.

Oil prices were boosted by a potential worker strike in parts of Norway, the largest crude producer in Western Europe, Reuters reports.

"Oil is recovering on some bargain hunting after the drop below $47 a barrel proved unsustainable and (on) news of a possible strike in Norwegian oil and gas industry," Commerzbank analyst Carsten Fritsch told Reuters.

In the U.S., the Energy Information Administration is expected to report a decline of 2.4 million barrels in crude inventories tomorrow morning, according to analysts surveyed by Reuters.

Houston-based Marathon Oil is an oil and gas exploration and production company operating in North America, Europe and Africa.

Separately, Marathon Oil has a "sell" rating and a letter grade of D at TheStreet Ratings because of the company's poor profit margins, weak operating cash flow, generally disappointing stock performance, disappointing return on equity and feeble earnings per share growth.

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