Oil prices rose about 2% on Friday after Iranian media said a state-owned oil tanker had been attacked in the Red Sea near Saudi Arabia, pushing Brent crude above $60 a barrel for the first time this month.
Brent crude futures LCOc1 gained $1.31, or 2.2%, to $60.41 a barrel by 11:27 a.m. EDT (1527 GMT), after earlier reaching a session high of $60.
65 a barrel.
West Texas Intermediate (WTI) crude CLc1 futures rose 97 cents, or 1.8%, to $54.52 a barrel. It earlier hit $54.87 a barrel.
The gains were tempered by the International.