US crude oil futures surged as much as 4% on Thursday after a tanker was attacked in the Gulf of Oman, a key waterway used to transport energy supplies from the Middle East.
The Japanese owner of the Kokuka Courageous told CNN the 27,000-ton tanker had been attacked "by some sort of shell" off Fujairah, a port in the United Arab Emirates. The ship suffered damage to its starboard hull.
The ship's operator, Singapore-based BSM Ship Management, said in a statement that the Kokuka Courageous was...
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