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Oil surges on Mideast tanker incident, stocks rise
World stocks mostly rose Thursday and energy prices surged after two oil tankers suffered a suspected attack in the Gulf of Oman, raising tensions over a key trade route for crude.

 

The price of Brent crude oil, the international standard, jumped nearly 4% to $62.24 a barrel on the news. U.S. crude rose more than 3% to $52.91 per barrel. It had closed almost 4% lower at $51.14 per barrel on Wednesday, weighed by concerns over rising stockpiles and a spiraling trade dispute between the U.S. and China.

 


פרסום ראשון: 06.13.19, 15:20