The rise in oil prices to $ 56 a barrel
Oil prices rose towards $ 56 a barrel on Tuesday, supported by a new closure for the largest oil field in Libya at the weekend and geopolitical tensions in the wake of a US missile attack on Syria last week.
According to Reuters , " the spark field in Libya closed on Sunday after a group of pipelines linking the port oil closed as he said a Libyan source in the oil sector, and the field has just returned to production after a stop for the week ended in early April."
And reinforced this up to stop oil prices began late last week after the United States fired missiles at Syrian government air base.
Analysts pointed out that "Syria produces small amounts of oil , but the Middle East there by more than a quarter of the world 's production of crude."
Increased global Brent crude contracts for Brent crude to the nearest maturity of 74 cents, or 1.34 per cent to settle at US $ 55.98 a barrel, while US crude rose 84 cents, or 1.61 percent, to $ 53.08 a barrel.