Moscow. On 8 February. The price of oil, expressed in ounces of gold, fell to the lowest rate since at least 1988, reported Bloomberg. Now 1 barrel of oil costs only 0,029 ounce of gold.
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The real price of oil adjusted for inflation is below the level of 1973, says the writer, Professor and former employee of Goldman Sachs John Talbot.
“This is a significant date – he said, – because that’s when OPEC first exercised monopoly power over prices, causing oil prices rose from $2 to over $130 per barrel.”
April futures for Brent crude on London’s ICE Futures exchange at 11:33 MSK rose $0.33 (0.97 per cent) to $34,39 per barrel.
Futures prices for WTI crude oil for March in electronic trading on the new York Mercantile exchange (NYMEX) increased by $0.3 (0.97 per cent) to $31,19 per barrel. According to the results of last week their price fell by 8.1%.
Gold fell on Monday by 0.6% to $1166,74 per ounce. The price of the precious metal increased for six trading sessions in a row, reaching its highest level since October.