For five years, resistance above $1,350 an ounce was too much for bullion to overcome.
Oil could jump to $100 a barrel or higher immediately after a war breaking out.
West Texas Intermediate crude futures were 81 cents higher at $56.11 per barrel.
US gold futures hung on to gains, advancing by about 1 per cent to $1,441.10.
On the MCX, copper contracts for July delivery rose by Rs 8.85 to Rs 456.40 per kg.
Globally, gold was trading 1.02 per cent up at USD 1,442.60 an ounce in New York.
The rise in crude oil futures was largely in tandem with a firm trend in global market.
Mentha rebounded on the back of buying at lower demand and improved sentiments.
Crude oil traded higher as global oil prices rose more than 1 per cent.
In global markets, gold surpassed the key $1,450 level for the first time since May 2013.
Below normal monsoon rainfall in 2018 had pulled down India’s production of the fibre crop.
Major exporters such as CCL Products and Tata Coffee use more imported beans for reexport.
Iran buys a quarter of India’s annual basmati exports of 4-4.5 million tonnes.
West Texas Intermediate crude futures firmed 61 cents, or 1.1 per cent, at 55.91.
US West Texas Intermediate crude futures were down 19 cents at $56.59.
Spot gold slipped by 0.4 per cent to $1,421.06 an ounce.
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