The cost of the June futures for North sea Brent crude oil reached $45. The last time more oil was in early December last year.
As of 19:46 a barrel of Brent was trading at $45,52 that 3,38% ($1,49) over the previous close of trading. This is the maximum value of today. The minimum value of the medium was $42,82 per barrel.
According to Reuters, the price increase of oil is observed on the background of the publication of statistics on stocks in the U.S., which was less than expected. Among the positive factors that influenced the growth of oil, the Agency also called labor strike in oil companies of Kuwait. In the night of Wednesday it became known about the completion.