LONDON (SHARECAST) - Crude oil futures rose above 91 dollars on Thursday, boosted by concerns over supply from the Middle East where tensions between Syria and Turkey have been growing.
There have been reports that the government in Turkey yesterday gave its support to allow the Prime Minister to send troops into Syria.
The November delivery contract for crude oil rose 4.05%, or $3.57, to settle at $91.71 per barrel on the New York Mercantile exchange.
Also on the rise was heating oil, which settled 3.98% higher at $3.19 per gallon, and natural gas, which climbed 0.32% to end the day at $3.41 per million British thermal units.
In metals, gold futures rose 0.94%, or $16.70, to finish the day at $1,796.50 per troy ounce, while silver rose 1.18% to $35.10 per troy ounce, both for December delivery.
Copper edged 0.05% higher, remaining at $3.79 per pound, while platinum jumped 1.83% to end the day at $1,725.10 per troy ounce.