Oil prices rose on Wednesday at European stock exchanges, a Venezuelan tension report, and await data on US reserves.
About 3:00 GMT in the North Sea Brent Capital for the March delivery was $ 61.76 at the Intercontinental Exchange (ICE) in London, up 44 cents more than on Tuesday.
The New York Mercantile Exchange (Nymex) stock exchange won the "lightweight raw materials" barrel (WTI) for the same delivery day of 62 cents to $ 53.93 an hour after opening.
The US administration has taken several measures Monday against the domestic oil company PDVSA, sanctions that "lead to a de facto US embargo on Venezuelan oil imports," analysts of Société Générale said.
The deputy head of the parliamentary council, Juan Guaidó, on Wednesday called on the European Union to "make bigger sanctions" against President Nicolas Maduro's government in an interview with the German daily Bild.