Attempted Turkey Coup May Imperil Region’s Crude Transport

  • Shipping lanes are said to be uninterrupted following unrest
  • Crude prices may rise if tankers can’t move through straits

Turkish military sets up a road block in Istanbul.

Photographer: Gurcan Ozturk/AFP/Getty Images

The attempted military coup in Turkey may boost oil prices by imperiling crude shipments through the country, a major energy-trade corridor. For now, shipping lanes are clear.

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