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UAE assures supply of oil, LPG despite tanker attacks: Oil minister Dharmendra Pradhan

Oil Minister Dharmendra Pradhan. Photograph:( Reuters )

Reuters New Delhi, Delhi, India Jun 18, 2019, 06.57 AM (IST)

United Arab Emirates' (UAE) Minister of State and ADNOC Group CEO Sultan Ahmed Al Jaber has assured India of uninterrupted supply of oil and liquefied petroleum gas despite disruptions in the Strait of Hormuz, Oil Minister Dharmendra Pradhan said on Monday.

Pradhan said he discussed collaboration between India and the UAE during a telephone conversation with Jaber.

Attacks on two oil tankers last week raised concerns about potential supply disruptions as a fifth of the world's oil passes through the Strait of Hormuz.

Gulf of Oman: Saudi Arabia blames tanker attacks on rival Iran

Oil prices rose after United States Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said Washington will take all actions necessary to guarantee safe navigation in the Middle East.

The US has blamed Iran for attacks on two tankers in the Gulf of Oman, a charge Tehran has denied as "baseless."

The US has approved the deployment of 1,000 additional troops to the Middle East amid tensions.