22.35 Moscow time the dollar rate against the ruble fell by 43 kopecks to 76,63 rouble, the Euro rate – 33 cents, to 83,32 ruble.
MOSCOW, 13 Jan. The Russian currency continues to strengthen and does not react to the price decrease of Brent crude oil that seeped down Wednesday $ 30 per barrel for the first time since February 2004, according to data of the Moscow exchange.
To 22.35 Moscow time the dollar rate against the ruble fell by 43 kopecks to 76,63 rouble, the Euro rate — 33 cents, to 83,32 ruble.
Thus as of 22.31 Moscow time the March futures price for North sea petroleum mix of mark Brent has decreased on 2,23% — to 30,26 USD per barrel; earlier it for the first time since February 2004 fell below $ 30 per barrel and reached 29,95 USD per barrel. The price of February futures for oil of mark WTI has grown on 0,08% — to 30,46 USD per barrel.
According to the U.S. Department of energy, commercial oil reserves in the United States (excluding strategic reserves) for the week ending January 8, increased by 0.2 million barrels to fixing 482.6 mm million barrels. The analysts believed that the index will increase by 2,504 million barrels — up to 484,804 million barrels.