Agence France-PresseJune 18, 2013 00:02
Oil prices rose in Asian trade on Tuesday, fuelled by growing concern over the Syrian conflict and political unrest in Turkey, analysts said.
New York's main contract, light sweet crude for delivery in July, gained five cents to $97.82 a barrel and Brent North Sea crude for August delivery added three cents to $105.50.
"It's the Syrian war," said Kelly Teoh, market strategist at IG Markets in Singapore. "Oil is always very sensitive to any type of crisis or potential crisis."