|2019-06-14 来源： 中国石化新闻网|
孙子舒 编译自 阿联酋国民日报
Oil climbs as Gulf of Oman incident heightens regional risk
Brent reversed its recent losses and gained $2 as another tanker incident in the Middle East, pushed prices higher.
An "unspecified incident” had taken place in the Gulf of Oman, according to the United Kingdom Maritime Trade Operations, which is run by the British navy. The US Fifth Fleet, which is stationed in Manama, Bahrain, said two oil tankers were damaged in the incident, Bloomberg reported. The US Fifth Fleet did not immediately respond to a comment request from The National.
The incident is the latest affecting tankers and oil infrastructure in Middle East over the last couple of months.
In May, two tankers belonging to Saudi Aramco suffered significant damage as a result of sabotage attacks. One of the vessels had been on its way to the eastern Saudi port of Ras Tanura to be loaded with crude destined for customers in the US.
The incidents had pushed Brent, the benchmark for light, sweet crude above $70 per barrel In May, as market observers said a higher geopolitical risk premium would be increasingly factored into prices.
Oil had been on the wane since falling to its lowest last week since January, declining 16 per cent in three weeks.