The cost of the futures of Brent crude reached $to 68.14 per barrel and WTI – $62,12
– Oil prices reference marks are raised in the course of trading on Thursday and traded close to the highest marks in three years for the signals of the next reduction of stocks of fuel in the United States.
The cost of the March futures for Brent crude on London’s ICE Futures exchange at 9:17 MSK increased to $0.30 (0,44%) – to $to 68.14 per barrel.
Futures price for WTI crude oil for February in electronic trading on the new York Mercantile exchange increased by this time $0.49 (0,8%) to $62,12 per barrel.
On the eve of Brent crude rose by us $1.27 (1,91%) – to $67,84 per barrel, the price of WTI rose by $1,26 (2,09%) – to $61,63 per barrel. Both brands ended Wednesday at record levels since December 2014.
As reported yesterday, the American petroleum Institute (API), oil stocks in the U.S. last week fell by 5 million barrels. Official data of the Ministry of energy of the country will be announced on Thursday at 19:00 GMT, and experts on average predict that they will show a decrease in reserves by 4.7 million barrels.
Gasoline inventories in the United States is expected to have grown for a week at 2 million barrels, distillates – on 1.3 million barrels.
In addition, as shows the survey conducted by the Agency Bloomberg, oil production in OPEC countries in December, has not changed compared to the November level.