Analysis: US avoids direct Russia confrontation with Syria airstrikes, lowering oil price risk Russia informed of strike targets in advance US officials say attacks ‘one-time shot’ Russia seen unlikely to cut oil, gas flows to Europe The US’ declaration that the overnight missile strikes against Syria would be limited and a “one-time shot” may tamp down some of the risk to oil prices spiking when markets open Monday. At the moment, there appears to be no escalation of the conflict with Russian and Iranian forces, after the US and allies the UK and France launched attacks hitting suspected chemical weapons facilities associated with Syrian President Bashar al-Assad. Factbox: Syrian crisis shines spotlight on Russian energy in Europe “We do know the operation is finished for now, and that it was indeed what most of us expected: a narrow action done for narrow purposes, punishing and deterring the use of […]