Tuesday, 17 May, 2022

Oil prices jump after 'attack' on tankers in Gulf of Oman


Oil prices spiked by about three percent on Thursday after a reports of an "attack" on two oil tankers in the Gulf of Oman.

The US Fifth Fleet said it had received two distress calls after a "reported attack on tankers" in the Gulf, while a merchant shipping information service run by Britain´s Royal Navy reported an "incident".

"UK and its partners are currently investigating," the United Kingdom Marine Trade Operations (UKMTO) said on its website, without giving further details.