Oil prices rose on Wednesday at European stock markets, which warned of the tensions in Venezuela and waited for reserves in the United States.
At about 15:00 GMT, the Brent North Sea delivery pipe in March was worth $ 61.76 at Intercontinental Exchange (ICE) in London, 44 cents more than on Tuesday at the end.
At the New York Stock Exchange (Nymex), the "light sweet crude" (WTI) barrel for the same delivery date earned 62 cents to $ 53.93 per hour after opening.
The US administration has taken several measures Monday against the national oil company PDVSA, sanctions that "result in a de facto US embargo on oil imports from Venezuela," analysts Société Générale said.
Parliament Speaker Juan Guaidó, a self-proclaimed interim president, on Wednesday called on "more sanctions" against the government of Nicolas Madura by the European Union, in an interview with German newspaper Bild.