Oil prices rose sharply today, supported by supply risks as the market assesses the fallout from last weekend's drone attacks on Saudi oil infrastructure. 

Brent crude futures gained 96 cents to $64.56 a barrel this afternoon, while US West Texas Intermediate crude was up 51 cents at $58.62 a barrel. 

The attacks knocked out around half of Saudi Arabia's crude production and severely limited the country's spare capacity, a cushion for oil markets in any unplanned outage. 

Earlier this week Saudi Arabia set out a timeline for a resumption of full operations, saying it had restored supplies to customers at levels prior to the attacks by drawing from its oil inventories. 

It said it would restore its lost production by the end of this month, and bring its output capacity back to 12 million barrels per day by the end of November. 

Saudi Arabia, the world's leading oil exporter, has said the crippling attack on its oil sites was "unquestionably sponsored" by regional rival Iran. 

US President Donald Trump said there were many options short of war with Iran and added that he had ordered the U.S. Treasury to "substantially increase sanctions" on Tehran. 

Iran has denied involvement in the strikes. 

Iran warned President Trump against being dragged into all-out war in the Middle East. 

US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo has described the weekend strike as an act of war and has been discussing possible retaliation with Saudi Arabia and other Gulf allies. 

Kuwait's oil sector has raised its security to the highest level as a precaution, a Kuwaiti official said.

Separately, weekly data from the Energy Information Administration on US oil inventories provided a mixed snapshot. 

Stockpiles of crude in the US, the world's largest oil producer, rose by 1.1 million barrels last week against analysts' expectations for a drop of 2.5 million barrels. 

However, stocks at Cushing, Oklahoma, the delivery point for benchmark futures, fell to their lowest since October 2018.