[size=35][size=35]The rise of oil as tensions mount in the Gulf[/size]
[size=18]Oil prices rose on Friday as tensions rose in the Gulf, with US President Donald Trump announcing that his country had dropped an Iranian droner, while Tahran said it had stopped a foreign oil tanker in the Gulf.
By 09:54 Moscow time , Brent crude was trading at $ 62.74 a barrel, up 1.31% from the previous settlement. US crude futures rose 0.78% to $ 55.73 a barrel.
The rise was boosted by increased tension in the Gulf region, after Trump announced that the US destroyer Boxer had destroyed an Iranian marlin approaching 1,000 meters in the [url=https://www.alsumaria.tv/Entity/50245/%D9%85%D8%B6%D9%8A%D9%82 %D9%87%D8%B1%D9%85%D8%B2/ar/]Strait of Hormuz[/url] . Iran
has also said it has halted a foreign oil tanker in the Gulf, boosting market concerns over global oil supplies.