Oil gains on possible Syria strike, Brent above $115

Oil rose more than $2 a barrel on Wednesday, with Brent pushing above $117 and the U.S. benchmark soaring to its highest in over two years, amid worries a possible military strike by Western powers against Syria could hit Middle Eastern crude supply.

The United States and its allies have told the Syrian opposition to expect military action soon against President Bashar al-Assad’s forces, which were blamed for last week’s chemical weapons attacks.

Currently Brent trases @ $ 115,51 and Crude @ $ 110,14.