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How mideast tensions threaten key global oil route, including to India, explained

Updated : June 14, 2019 10:05 AM IST

About a fifth of all oil traded around the world goes through a body of water just 2 miles wide, so any conflict that threatens tankers could cause huge disruption to crude supplies for energy-hungry countries, particularly in Asia.
About 20 percent of all oil traded worldwide passes through the Strait of Hormuz.
How mideast tensions threaten key global oil route, including to India, explained

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