The nation is in the crosshairs of a coalition of forces led by the U.S., according to The Washington Post. Britain and France also are coordinating a military response to address Syria's use of chemical weaponry on its own people last week on the outskirts of Damascus. In addition to concerns about disrupted supplies, preoccupations are growing regarding the contagion of violence in the Middle East powder keg.
"The concern is that an attack on Syria will reverberate through the region, increasing the spillover into other countries and possibly resulting in a larger supply disruption elsewhere," oil market research head Michael Wittner with Societe Generale in New York told Bloomberg on Wednesday.
At 10:06 a.m. on Wednesday, WTI crude oil prices climbed 0.81 percent, an 88-cent lift to $109.89 per barrel. Brent crude oil prices rose 0.98 percent, a $1.12 gain to $115.48 per barrel.
The three nations were going through the motions to build a legal foundation regarding the attack against Syria, according to Bloomberg.