The rise in the price of a barrel of Brent increased to 3% amid sharp decline in oil reserves in the U.S.

WASHINGTON, December 23. The price of a futures contract for oil of mark Brent with delivery in February on the ICE stock exchange in London accelerated to 3.2% and is at $37,25 per barrel.

Crude inventories in the U.S. fell for the week from 11 to 18 December 5,90 million barrels to 484,80 million barrels, said the energy Ministry of the country.

Experts surveyed by Bloomberg had forecast the increase in reserves will amount to 1.2 million barrels.