Oil at its lowest since early October and continues to fall in price, Brent - $ 80 per barrel

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 Oil finished trading on Wednesday at the lowest level since early October and continues to fall in price.

 The market continues to react to news that the administration of US President Joe Biden is considering selling oil from the strategic reserve.  At the same time, during a virtual summit with Chinese President Xi Jinping, the possibility of a similar step by China was discussed, Interfax reports.

 The oil market was not supported even by the data on the reduction of oil reserves in the US last week, MarketWatch notes.

 January futures for Brent oil on the London stock exchange ICE Futures by 08:05 Moscow time fell in price by $ 0.28 (0.35%) – to $ 80 per barrel.  On Wednesday, their price fell by $ 2.15 (2.6%) and amounted to $ 80.28 per barrel at the close, which is the lowest level since October 7.

 Quotations of futures for the WTI grade for December in electronic trading on the New York Mercantile Exchange (NYMEX) in the morning are reduced by $ 0.67 (0.86%) – to $ 77.69 per barrel.  As a result of the previous session, their price fell by $ 2.4 (3%), ending the day at $ 78.35 per barrel – at least since October 1.

 Oil reserves in the United States last week decreased by 2.1 million barrels – to 433 million barrels, the country's energy ministry said.  Gasoline reserves decreased by 707 thousand barrels, distillates – by 824 thousand barrels.

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