David Kirsch, market intelligence service manager for PFC Energy, told CNBC’s “Squawk Box” that he expects oil to trade at $65 to $70 a barrel throughout the summer.
He said preliminary indications of a framework for resolving the standoff between Iran and Great Britain over the recent seizure of 15 English sailors have eased prices a little, but a strike could shut down Nigerian oil production and send prices higher.
“We’re seeing a buildup of tensions within Iraq and at UN Security Council,” Kirsch said Monday. “I think this underscores the rift between the West and Iran. Incidents like this could continue to bubble up in the coming weeks and months.”