According to the trade, the price of futures for Brent crude oil decreased to 52.8 us dollars per barrel, WTI – rose 49,76 per barrel.
MOSCOW, 9 Oct. World oil prices on Friday show the controversial dynamics data on the reduction in the number of drilling rigs in the U.S., according to AFP.
As at 20.11 GMT the cost of the November futures for North sea petroleum mix of mark Brent has decreased on 0,46% — to 52.8 us dollars per barrel. The price of November futures for oil of mark WTI has grown on 0,67%, to 49,76 per barrel.
According to the American oil and gas service company Baker Hughes, total rig count in the US by end of working week decreased by 14 units, or 1,73%, and amounted to 795 units. In annual terms the index fell by 1135 units, or by 58.8%.
In particular, the number of drilling rigs employed in oil production, decreased by 9 points (up to 605 units, or minus 1,46%), the number drilling for gas decreased by 6 points, or 3.07%, and amounted to 189 units.