Shafaq News/ Oil prices rose about 4% on Friday as U.S. gasoline prices jumped to a record high, China looked ready to ease pandemic restrictions and investors worried supplies will tighten if the European Union bans Russian oil.
Brent futures rose $4.10, or 3.8%, to settle at $111.55 a barrel. U.S. West Texas Intermediate (WTI) crude rose $4.36, or 4.1%, to settle at $110.49.
That was the highest close for WTI since March 25 and its third straight weekly rise (+0.66%). Brent fell (-0.75%) for the first time in three weeks.
Basra's heavy crude closed at a $7.33 loss in spite of $2.73 last day gain to settle at $96.43 a barrel.