Heating oil rose after a report that U.S. consumer confidence increased in December to an eight-month high and Iran threatened to block the flow of crude oil.

Futures advanced as the Conference Board’s index jumped to 64.5 from a revised 55.2 reading in November. Iran will block oil transportation through the Strait of Hormuz if sanctions are imposed on its crude oil, the official Islamic Republic News Agency reported, citing Vice President Mohammad Reza Rahimi.