NEW YORK (WCMH) — Oil prices jumped about 2 percent in early Friday trading after President Donald Trump ordered airstrikes in Syria, CNN reports.
US benchmark crude added 37 cents to trade near one-month highs of $52.07 a barrel, while Brent crude, the international standard, rose 27 cents to $55.16 a barrel in London.
The uptick in prices eased a bit, and oil is $52.1 a barrel as of 8:15am Friday– a trade up of .40 percent.
According to GasBuddy, Columbus gas stations average $2.46 a gallon.
Syria is not a major oil producer, but the country is close to the Strait of Hormuz, where millions of barrels of oil are shipped every day.