Oil prices rise: Brent - $61,40 per barrel, WTI - $56,06

February futures for Brent crude by 8:06 GMT, 7 December rose 18 cents (0.29 percent) to $61,40 per barrel. Quotes January contract for WTI crude oil rose to the 8:07 GMT 10 cents (0,18%) to $56,06 per barrel, according to Russian news Agency ANI.

Oil, felt in price all day yesterday, accelerated lower after the release of the official statistical data about change of stocks of fuel in the U.S. at the end of last week.

At the end of trading on 6 December, the cost of the February contract for Brent crude on the ICE Futures exchange in London fell $of 1.64 (2.61 percent) to $61,22 per barrel. The January futures contract for WTI on the new York commodity exchange NYMEX has fallen by us $1.66 (2,88%) to $55,96 per barrel, reports "Finmarket".

Last week commercial oil reserves in the U.S. fell by 5610 thousand barrels - up to 448,103 million barrels, it was reported in the weekly report of the U.S. Department of energy. Inventories of gasoline rose 6780 thousand barrels and amounted to 220,882 million barrels.

Experts expected reduction of stocks of oil in the United States on 2500 thousand barrels, growth of stocks of gasoline on 2555 thousand barrels.

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