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Oil price vaults past $126

The price of New York crude oil soared above $126 per barrel on Friday, lifted by speculative demand amid concerns about tight global energy supplies, analysts said. New York's main oil futures contract, light sweet crude for June delivery, spiked as high as $126,20 in London trading hours.

Oil price surges past $125

The price of New York crude oil surged past $125 per barrel on Friday, lifted by speculative demand amid concerns about tight global energy supplies, analysts said. New York's main oil futures contract, light sweet crude for June delivery, spiked as high as $125,98 in early afternoon London trading.

Oil prices soar on Iraq pipeline attack

Oil prices leapt higher on Thursday as concerns about tight supplies were stoked by news that saboteurs had blown up an Iraqi export pipeline, traders said. New York's main oil contract, light sweet crude for delivery in May, rose by $1,68 to close at $107,58 per barrel. In intraday trade it had hit $108,22.

Oil prices break fresh record high near $110

Oil prices struck a record high of $109,72 per barrel on Tuesday after the dollar hit a fresh all-time low against the euro and amid persistent energy-supply concerns, traders said. New York's main oil contract, light sweet crude for delivery in April, soared to the historic level, beating the previous peak of $108,21, which was set on Monday.

Oil price strikes record high above $103

The price of New York crude oil hit an all-time high point of $103,05 per barrel on Friday owing to record weakness of the dollar, but then fell back, traders said. And the price of gold reached an historic peak of $976,32 per ounce. "This was part of a broad-based commodities run based on the continued weakness of the dollar," said Petromatrix analyst Olivier Jakob.

Oil prices ease further from $100 level

World oil prices eased further from the historic $100-a-barrel level on Monday after weak US employment data fanned worries about recession and demand in the world's biggest energy consumer, dealers said. In afternoon trade, New York's main contract, light sweet crude for delivery in February, was 71 cents lower at $97,20 a barrel.

Oil price hits record high on Iran tensions

World oil prices surged to historic highs on Friday, breaching $92 for the first time in New York amid rising tension in crude-rich Iran and tightening United States energy supplies. New York's main futures contract, light sweet crude for delivery in December, soared to a record intraday high of $92,22 per barrel.

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