Crude Oil Increases Amid Tension Over Iranian Nuclear Development Program

Oil rose amid tension over Iran’s nuclear program and speculation about a possible military strike by the U.S. or Israel.

Crude oil for April delivery increased 58 cents, or 0.5 percent, to $107.28 a barrel at 8:15 a.m. on the New York Mercantile Exchange. Futures have traded as low as $105.50 a barrel and as high as $107.29 on the exchange today.

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