Global oil prices rose Tuesday after Turkey shot down a Russian jet on the Syria border, sparking fresh tensions in the crude-rich Middle East, dealers said.
At about 1200 GMT, US benchmark West Texas Intermediate for delivery in January added 38 cents at $42.13 a barrel.
Brent North Sea crude for January rebounded 68 cents to $45.51 a barrel, compared with Monday's closing level.
"Commodities have bounced back with oil trading higher with rising geopolitical tensions in the Middle East," said CMC Markets analyst Jasper Lawler.
Russia confirmed that a warplane shot down by Turkey on the Syrian border was one of its fighter jets but insisted the plane had not violated Turkish airspace.