Oil prices on Wednesday took place during the European exchange, a market warning on Venezuela and waiting for US reserve data.
Approximately 15:00 GMT, the delivery of Brent's North Sea barrel at the time of delivery in March was worth $ 61.76 in the Intercontinental Exchange (ICE) in London, 44 cents over Tuesday in the near future.
The New York Stock Exchange (Nymex), a "lightweight crude oil" (WTI) barrel, on the same delivery day, earned 62 cents to $ 53.93 an hour after opening.
For the first time, the US administration took a number of measures against the state oil company PDVSA, which "triggered a US embargo on oil imports from Venezuela," said analysts at Société Générale.
President Juan Guaidó, self-proclaimed interim president, on Wednesday called on the European Union to interview the German newspaper Bild against the government of President Nicolás Maduro.