Current figures coming from the international commodities market reveal that world oil prices have began to pick up.

Disruptions in Nigeria sparked fears over fuel scarcity prompting the uptick in oil prices.

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A new militant group called the Niger Delta Avengers (NDA) carried out several attacks on key pipelines and facilities operated by oil majors Shell and Chevron, hurting output in Africa's biggest economy and major crude producer.

Officials said Nigeria's output had slumped to 1.4 million barrels per day from 2.2 million because of the unrest.

The Nigeria disruptions come on top of a reduction in Canada's output due to wildfires threatening the country's oil sands region.