Oil prices continue to rise amid concerns about Kazakhstan’s supply shortage

International oil prices continued to rise during trading today, Tuesday, amid investor concern over a disruption in crude exports from Kazakhstan, the oil country that is a member of the “OPEC +” alliance group.

Brent crude futures rose 0.43% to $81.22 a barrel, while US West Texas Intermediate crude futures rose 0.63% to $78.73 a barrel, according to the “Novosti” news agency.

And the American newspaper, “The Wall Street Journal”, reported that the rise in oil prices is due to concerns about the disruption of supplies from Kazakhstan.

Meanwhile, the President of Kazakhstan, Kassym-Jomart Tokayev, announced today, Tuesday, that the peacekeeping missions have ended successfully, and that their withdrawal from his country will begin within two days. Earlier, Tokayev noted that a terrorist war was launched against Kazakhstan.

Kazakhstan witnessed unrest at the beginning of this year, which initially started with economic demands, then turned into armed clashes between some demonstrators and security forces, and widespread acts of sabotage.

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