Oil & Gas industry

Oil futures gain


The price of oil has headed higher after Saudi Arabia said two of its oil tankers were targeted by a "sabotage attack" while sailing toward the Persian Gulf, adding to regional tensions as the US increases pressure on Iran.

Brent crude is now up 2% on the day at nearly $72 a barrel.

Brent Delta

Kenneth Macdonald

BBC Scotland Science Correspondent

Scotland-based researchers develop a new technique to protect the environment if a decommissioned oil well springs a leak.

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