Oil prices of reference brands rise on Thursday for the fourth session in a row, reaching a maximum of four months, amid an unexpected reduction in commodity stocks of fuel in the United States and expectations of a possible extension of the OPEC deal, Interfax reported.
May futures for Brent crude on the London Stock Exchange ICE Futures to 8:10 Moscow time rose by $ 0.28 (0.41%) - up to $ 67.83 a barrel.
WTI crude oil futures for April on the New York Mercantile Exchange (NYMEX) rose $ 0.15 in the morning (by 0.26%) to $ 58.41 per barrel.
At the end of the last session, the price of Brent rose by 88 cents (1.32%), to $ 67.55 per barrel, WTI - by $ 1.39 (2.44%), to $ 58.26 per barrel.
The oil inventories in the United States last week fell by 3.86 million barrels, the US Department of Energy reported Wednesday. On the eve of the (API) reported a decrease in stocks by 2.58 million barrels, and experts expected an increase of 3.3 million barrels.
Meanwhile, gasoline stocks last week fell by 4.62 million barrels instead of the expected reduction of 3 million barrels. Distillate stocks increased by 383 thousand barrels, experts expected a decline of 2 million barrels.