On the London market, the price of a barrel reached US $ 78,64. It beats its previous record set on July 17 at US $ 78,18.
This new outbreak can be explained in particular by the closure of the largest oil field by BP in the United States in Alaska.
Sites in Alaska were closed after the discovery of a leak on an oil pipeline. The closure of the sites will reduce production by 400 barrels per day, or nearly 000% of US production.
The context was already tense for the black gold market due to geopolitical concerns in Lebanon and Iran and the risks associated with the hurricane season in the Atlantic.