India, Oct. 4 -- Crude oil futures ended slightly lower on Thursday, extending losses to an eighth straight session, as worries over global demand persist. Despite geopolitical concerns and OPEC-led production cuts, crude oil supply has not been any significantly hit. Meanwhile, increasing fears of a recession after recent data suggested continued contraction in manufacturing activity in the US has raised concerns about the outlook for energy demand. Besides, the EIA reported that domestic supplies of natural gas rose by 112 billion cubic feet for the week ended September 27. The data were expected to show a build of 109 billion cubic feet, on average.

Benchmark crude oil futures for November declined 19 cents or 0.4 percent to settle at $...