The price of oil climbed Wednesday amid new concerns about
possible supply disruptions in the Middle East after Israel launched
airstrikes in Gaza.
Benchmark crude rose 94 cents to finish at $86.32 per barrel in New York.
Israeli leaders said the airstrikes, which killed a Hamas military commander, were the start of a broad operation in response to days of heavy rocket fire from militants in the neighboring Palestinian territory.
Meanwhile, the cost of gasoline in Tulsa continued to slip. The most common price of regular-grade fuel fell 2 cents to $2.97 a gallon.
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