LONDON (Reuters) – Oil costs hit a six-week excessive on Thursday as oil rigs within the Gulf of Mexico have been evacuated forward of a storm, whereas an incident with a British tanker within the Center East highlighted tensions within the area.

FILE PHOTO: An oil pump is seen at sundown exterior Vaudoy-en-Brie, close to Paris, France April 23, 2018. REUTERS/Christian Hartmann

Brent crude futures have been up 32 cents at $67.33 a barrel by 1153 GMT. Earlier within the session they hit their highest since Might 30 at $67.65, after ending Wednesday up 4.4%.

U.S. West Texas Intermediate crude futures have been up 25 cents at $60.68 a barrel, having touched their highest since Might 23 at…

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