Oil prices jump after ‘attack’ on tankers in Gulf of Oman

The United Kingdom is currently investigating reports of an attack on two oil tankers in the Gulf of Oman. (AFP pic)

LONDON: Oil prices spiked by about 3% today after a reports of an “attack” on two oil tankers in the Gulf of Oman.

The US Fifth Fleet said it had received two distress calls after a “reported attack on tankers” in the Gulf, while a merchant shipping information service run by Britain’s Royal Navy reported an “incident”.

“UK and its partners are currently investigating,” the United Kingdom Marine Trade Operations (UKMTO) said on its website, without giving further details.