The price of oil Brent for the first time since April 19, has exceeded $55 per barrel

© RIA Novosti / Vitaly to Timepiece in fotosannette conventional pumping unit. Archival photoThe price of oil Brent for the first time since April 19, has exceeded $55 per barrel© RIA Novosti / Vitaly to Timepiece the image Bank

The price of oil Brent for the first time since 19 April exceeded the level of 55 dollars per barrel at the statistics about the decline in US production, according to the auction.

As 18.47 MSK price of November futures on North sea oil mixture Brent grew by 1.14% to 54,89 dollars per barrel. A few minutes earlier, the Brent price rose to 55.05 USD. The price of October futures for WTI crude oil rose 1.56%, up to 48,98 dollars per barrel.

Oil production in the U.S. for the week ended 8 September, according to the energy of the country decreased by 6.5%, or 572 thousand barrels per day, up to 9,353 million barrels a day amid a decline in capacity of oil producing companies in the offshore Gulf of Mexico in the United States because of the hurricane «Harvey».

At the same time stocks of gasoline in the country decreased by 8.4 million barrels, or 3.7% to 218,3 million barrels. Distillate stocks fell by 3.2 million barrels, or 2.2%, to 144.6 million barrels. Stocks of petroleum products are reduced, in turn, also due to the closure of refinery capacity in the United States.

However, commercial oil stocks in the United States (excluding strategic reserves) for the week ended 8 November rose by 5.9 million barrels, or 1.3%, to 468,2 million barrels.

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