Oil prices rise again: Brent - $78.14 per barrel, WTI - $74.62

World oil prices are rising on July 4 in the morning. This is evidenced by the auction data. Investors positively accepted the data of the American Petroleum Institute (API) that the reserves of this type of raw material in the US over the past week decreased more than expected,

As of 8:08 GMT, the cost of September futures for the North sea oil mixture of Brent rose by 0.49%, to $78.14 per barrel, August futures for WTI oil - by 0.65%, to $74.62 per barrel.

On Wednesday night, the API reported that during the week of June 29, commercial oil reserves in the US fell by 4.5 million barrels, or 1.1%, to 412.1 million barrels. At the same time, gasoline reserves fell by 3.1 million barrels, distillates — by 438 thousand barrels, RIA Novosti said.

Experts expect that the country's reserves for the period fell by 3,538 million barrels, or 0.85%, to 413.1 million barrels. The us Department of energy will report its inventory estimate for the past week on July 5.

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