The news of the murder of the Iranian General triggered a sharp rise in oil prices

information about the death of Iranian General Qassem Soleimani in the attack of us military forces on the airport of the capital of Iraq Baghdad triggered a rise in oil prices. They rose to maximum since September, in the course of trading, the price growth exceeded 4%.

So, on the London stock exchange ICE cost of March futures for oil Brent at 8:50 Moscow time is $68,2 per barrel, or $1.95 g (2,94%) above the price of closing of previous session. At the end of trading on Thursday futures rose in price by us $0.25 (0.38 percent) to $66,25 per barrel.

Futures for WTI crude oil for February in electronic trading on the new York Mercantile exchange rose $1,69 (2,76%) — to $62,87 per barrel. By the close of market on Thursday, the contract price amounted to $61,18 a barrel, rising to $0,12 (0,2%) in comparison with the previous session. It is noted that during the session the price of Brent crude rose to $69,16 per barrel, WTI — up to $63,84 per barrel.

Earlier it was reported that the President of the United States Donald trump endorsed the attack, which killed Soleimani, who was the commander of the unit “Quds,” the Iranian Islamic revolutionary guard Corps, reports “Interfax”.