Agence France-PresseApril 8, 2014 14:30
Global oil prices advanced on Tuesday on renewed Ukraine tensions after pro-Russian protesters seized government buildings in the eastern city of Donetsk.
New York's West Texas Intermediate (WTI) for delivery in May won 82 cents to $101.26 per barrel.
Brent North Sea crude for May gained 50 cents to $106.32 a barrel in late afternoon trade in London.
"Crude futures are higher on both sides of the Atlantic, with volume in WTI higher than normal and Brent volume a little light so far," said Addison Armstrong, senior director of market research for Tradition Energy.